Gordon Strachan is the clear favourite to take over at the Riverside Stadium and will be inheriting a team that lies 4th in the table at the time of writing.
A famous football name meanwhile could be lining up against the Reds on 5th December if Leicester City seal a deal for Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids.
"He does have other options, but Leicester is very interesting to him," Davids' agent Robert Geerlings told BBC Radio Leicester.
"There will probably be a decision by the weekend."
Elsewhere in the transfer market, Dagenham left-back Scott Griffiths has moved to Peterborough, Sheffield United have snapped up free agent striker Henri Camara and Hull midfielder Bryan Hughes has joined Derby County on loan.