Ernst Middendorp is set to arrive in the country on Thursday to begin official talks and finalise a deal to return to Maritzburg United.
This website revealed on Tuesday that Middendorp has been targeted by the KwaZulu-Natal club following their sacking of Eric Tinkler.
Middendorp has since resigned at Saint George in Ethiopia and will have to pay out a few months' salary after leaving just a month into his three-year contract.
The former Amakhosi mentor is expected to rope in former Cape Umoya United head coach Maahier Davids, who has taken charge on an interim basis at St George, as one of his assistants at the Team of Choice.
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Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Delron Buckely and Rowen Fernandez are also set to remain part of the technical team.
According to sources close to United, Clinton Larsen was another coach considered for the coaching position.
"There were two candidates earmarked for the coaching position at Maritzburg United including Clinton Larsen but they opted for Middendorp based on his previous success with the club," a source confirms to snl24.com/kickoff.
Meanwhile, Tinkler is set to take home three months' salary as part of his settlement after Maritzburg decided to terminate his contract on Monday.