BBC Sport are reporting that Fulham have reached an agreement with Mark Hughes for Hughes to become their new manager.
Fulham said on Thursday that they expect to name their new boss within the next 48 hours.
Hughes has been out of work since being sacked as Manchester City manager in December 2009, and the Welshman will replace Roy Hodgson, who left Fulham earlier this month to take charge at Liverpool.
The expected arrival of Hughes will almost certainly be followed by a reshuffle of the backroom staff at Craven Cottage with first-team coach Ray Lewington, currently caretaker manager, looking likely to stay at Fulham.
However, goalkeeping coach Mike Kelly could team up with Hodgson again, with Hughes expected to bring in his own regular backroom staff including Mark Bowen, Kevin Hitchcock and Eddie Niedzwiecki.