Sam Allardyce is set to be sacked on Wednesday with Everton in for a battle as they try to grab Marco Silva as his successor.
Big Sam will receive the news he has been expecting at a morning meeting with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri in London.
The 68-year-old former England boss won’t be allowed to continue into the last 12 months of his contract, due to animosity from fans.
Moshiri wants to replace Allardyce with Silva, who was his first choice after sacking Ronald Koeman in October, but may be dragged into a legal fight by the now-clubless Portuguese’s last employers Watford.
Silva has not agreed a severance deal with the Hornets since they sacked him in January, blaming Everton’s approach for the former Hull boss two months earlier.
Watford would want compensation, and they turned down £10million from Everton for Silva last Autumn.
Director of football Steve Walsh and chief executive Robert Elstone will also be departing Goodison Park with Allardyce.
Elstone’s deputy Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale is promoted to his job, PSV Eindhoven’s Marcel Brands is expected to replace Walsh and Keith Harris joins the board as deputy chairman.