Current Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny is flying to England on Saturday morning to meet with Aston Villa and their board about the vacant management role at the Birmingham based club.
The Dubliner who has won the SSE Airtricity League twice in two years, along with the FAI Cup with Dundalk has been approached by the Villa board about the possibility of taking over the club on a short term deal until the end of the season.
Kenny has previous experience of management in the UK as the manager of Scottish club Dunfermline Athletic (2006-2007) and guided the Pars to a Scottish Cup Final only to lose out narrowly to Celtic on the day.
Aston Villa will be hoping Kenny can emulate his reign in Dundalk across the pond, as he inherited a team that was kept in the Premier Division on the last day in a relegation play-off in 2012 but since then has guided them to second in the league the following season and as stated above has won the league every year since then with the Louth club.
Kenny is looking to bring in former Villa legend and Dundalk man Steve Staunton as his assistant for the short period.
If all goes well this weekend then an announcement will be expected early next week from the Aston Villa board.
The talks between the parties started on April 1st.