Gary Caldwell is strongly tipped to become the next manager of Partick Thistle.
The former Celtic defender has been out of management for almost a year after parting company with Chesterfield but had a successful stint with Wigan leading them to promotion to the Championship in 2016.
According to a report in The Sun Caldwell is the front runner for the Firhill vacancy despite speculation linking Jim Duffy, Jim McIntyre, Scott Gemmill and John Hughes with the job.
Thistle parted company with Alan Archibald after losing to Ross County last Saturday with chief executive Gerry Britton in charge for yesterday’s defeat from Dundee United.
Archibald had been in charge since 2013 with Thistle standing by their boss despite relegation from the Premiership last season.
Caldwell joined Celtic on a Bosman deal from Hibs in 2006 and made 150 top team appearances before moving on to Wigan in January 2010 as Tony Mowbray reshaped the Celtic squad.