Yeovil Town will announce the appointment of former Plymouth and Southend manager Paul Sturrock as boss on Thursday, BBC Somerset has learned.
Sturrock, 58, left his role as advisor to Conference side Torquay on Wednesday just four days after taking the job.
He will take over from Terry Skiverton, who has been acting boss since Gary Johnson's sacking in January.
The League One side will suffer back-to-back relegations if they lose at home to Notts County on Saturday.
Johnson left after three years in charge with the club four points adrift of safety, having secured three promotions across two spells in charge at Huish Park.
The Glovers are now 13 points off 20th place with only five matches remaining.
Skiverton, who is Johnson's former assistant, told BBC Spotlight that some of the players who played in Monday's 4-0 away defeat by Fleetwood will never play for them again.
Sturrock's last managerial job ended in March 2013, when he left Southend after three years in charge.
The former Dundee United player guided St Johnstone to promotion to the Scottish top flight in 1996-97. He lead Plymouth to the Third Division title and saw them to the top of the Second Division before leaving for Southampton with 12 matches remaining.
He also won promotion with Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon from League One and League Two respectively.
|Paul Sturrock's managerial career|
|1993-98: St Johnstone|
|1998-2000: Dundee United|
|2004-06: Sheffield Wednesday|