Brisbane Roar's next coach is shaping to be Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler after the departure of John Aloisi late last year.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald , Fowler has become the favourite to be appointed having impressed the club during the interview process.
Fowler enjoyed a brief playing stint in the A-League with now defunct side North Queensland Fury and has identified the region as an ideal place to properly start his coaching career.
The 43-year-old briefly took charge of Thailand club Muangthong United in 2011 and has also held academy coaching roles with Bury and Liverpool.
Fowler's knowledge of the Roar and plans for the club have given him the edge to claim the Brisbane job with former Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson his closest rival at this stage.
Darren Davies has been the Roar's interim coach since the departure of John Aloisi but has made it clear he hasn't applied for the job beyond this season.
Brisbane are currently ninth in the A-League and have won just three of their 20 league games this season.
Fowler is best known for his long playing career with the Reds where he scored 120 Premier League goals across 236 appearances.