New Zealand Football will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning to announce the new All Whites coach.
New Zealand Football offered the position to Anthony Hudson last week, according to the Bahrain Football Association.
The 33-year-old Englishman, who has been described as a young Jose Mourinho, is the coach of the Bahrain national team, but submitted a letter of resignation to the BFA after NZF's proposal, signalling his desire to switch allegiances to New Zealand.
The BFA called for an urgent meeting of its governing council to discuss Hudson's request.
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Hudson signed a two-year contract with Bahrain in February and was expected to lead them at November's Gulf Cup and January's Asian Cup.
A three-man shortlist had been selected by NZF for the vacant position left by Ricki Herbert last November, and Hudson was the preferred choice over two Australians - former Australia and Sydney FC coach Frank Farina and ex-Newcastle Jets coach Gary Van Egmond.
The All Whites next international is against Uzbekistan on September 8.