Caley Thistle hope John Robertson can repeat his feat of leading the club to promotion to the top flight by reappointing him as manager tomorrow.
Inverness have called a press conference for 10am and the Press and Journal understands the club has settled on former Hearts forward Robertson, who works at Tynecastle in a club ambassadorial role, to return to Caledonian Stadium for a second spell as manager following Richie Foran’s departure last month after the club’s relegation from the top flight.
Robertson is in talks with Hearts owner Ann Budge about severing his ties to the Jambos after impressing in an interview with Caley Jags officials.
Aberdeen youth coach Paul Sheerin, former assistant manager Maurice Malpas and former St Mirren manager Danny Lennon were all under consideration for the role but the Caley Jags board have opted to give Robertson the chance to return to the Highlands and restore the club to the Premiership.
The 52-year-old was appointed manager of Inverness in 2002, guiding the club to promotion to the SPL for the first time in their history.
He was lured back to Hearts as head coach in 2004 but was sacked in May 2005 despite leading the club to two cup semi-finals.
He returned to the Highlands a month later as manager of Ross County but his reign lasted just four months with Robertson parting County by mutual consent.
He returned to Livingston, where he had been working as a coach prior to his first managerial role with Caley Jags but was sacked when the club finished seventh in the First Division in 2007.
Robertson moved on to Derry City in Ireland but his reign was cut short by a change of chairman and directors in the board room.
He returned to Scotland in 2010 to manage East Fife, leading the part-timers to a League Cup win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, but left the club in March, 2012.