The English FA will name the successor to Roy Hodgson this week.
Effectively it means, the choice will be between Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klinsmann.
With the importance of a local coach believed to be essential to the FA, it is likely that Sunderland manager Allardyce will be chosen.
Klinsmann has his doubters in Europe, but he still has much credit to his name for developing the German national team together with Joachim Low.
The FA would have to pay off the United States or Sunderland, and the latter is eager for the process to get done as soon as possible, which is another hint that Allardyce will be chosen.
A statement issued by Sunderland last week said: “The ongoing speculation over Sam’s position is extremely damaging to Sunderland AFC, particularly at this crucial time of the season.
“We urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing and bring about a swift resolution to the matter.”