Former Brisbane Roar boss Mike Mulvey will be set to announce as the Central Coast Mariners coach as soon as next week.
Speaking to The Weekend Australian on Friday, Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp confirmed that Mulvey “fits the criteria” set down by the club.
“We have a shortlist we are comfortable with and Mike certainly has the credentials for the job,” Mielekamp said. “But we are still in the process of looking at all the candidates.
“We have one or two more interviews to conduct next week before we look to make a final decision. We hope to have that decision by the end of the season.”
Eventually, Marines would have unveiled their new boss in the week after the last game against the Newcastle Jets at home.
Mulvey took Brisbane to the Premiers Plate championship double in the 2013-14 season after a disastrous spell under Rado Vidosic.
However, he was controversially sacked shortly into the next season after a string of poor results.
After that, the 55-year-old Englishman the last four years in Malaysia, experiencing different roles with Sabah FA and Terengganu, before taking the coaching job in 2017 with Thai club BEC Tero Sasana.