Al Nasr have confirmed that Italian Cesare Prandelli is on the verge to become their new manager, replacing Romanian Dan Petrescu.
Petrescu’s seven-month reign ended on Friday with defeat to Al Wahda in the President’s Cup final.
Prandelli, who guided the Italy national team to a runner-up finish at the 2012 European Championship, will succeed the Romanian.
“We reached an agreement with Prandelli by 95 percent,” said Nasr chairman Humaid Al Tayer following the match at Zayed Sports City.
“The coach arrives next week to sign the contract and be presented at a press conference.”
Prandelli, 59, has extensive experience in club football having managed numerous Italian Serie A clubs including Parma, Roma and Fiorentina.
He has also spent time in charge of Turkey’s Galatasaray and, most recently, Spain’s Valencia. He resigned in December after only 10 matches.