Financial compensation is the only remaining barrier towards Sam Allardyce being named England boss, although confirmation may not arrive until tomorrow.
The FA's three-man selection panel for the new England manager presented their recommendations to the rest of the board at Wembley today, and Allardyce's appointment as Roy Hodgson's successor was ratified.
Sunderland accepted yesterday that Allardyce will leave the Stadium of Light after just nine months in charge, with David Moyes in advanced discussions to replace the 61-year-old.
However, Sunderland are refusing to sanction Allardyce's exit until they have agreed a compensation package with the FA - an outstanding issue which was indicated in the club's statement released last night.
Sunderland are thought to want in excess of £2million - despite less than a year remaining on Allardyce's contract - due to the upheaval caused by the FA's appointment process.
Talks are continuing between the FA and Sunderland over a deal, but Allardyce's appointment might not be formally confirmed until tomorrow.