Simba SC are closing in on the appointment of Radhi Jaïdi as their new head coach to succeed Robertinho.
The Brazilian coach received his letter of termination before the FIFA International break after a 5-1 drubbing in the Kariakoo Derby against Young Africans SC.
Sven Vandenvroeck, Pablo Franco Martin and Abdelhak Benchikha were subsequently linked with the role but now Tunisia legend Jaïdi has emerged as the front-runner.
iDiski Times understands he impressed the club’s board in a recent online meeting since opening talks on Friday afternoon.
The Tanzanian giants reached a verbal agreement with the Esperance de Tunis legend but will still need to negotiate a fee with Belgian club Cercle Brugge – where he’s a first-team coach.
Jaidi, who had spells in the Premier League with Southampton, Bolton and Birmingham during his playing days is now poised return to the continent after a short stint with Taraji.
He oversaw 36 games with the club, winning 19, with nine draws and seven defeats before parting ways via mutual agreement.
Should he be appointed in the upcoming days, his first match in charge will be against ASEC Mimosas in the CAF Champions League group stages.