Debbie Hewitt has agreed in precept to take over as the brand new FA chair.
Sky Sports activities Information has been informed the deal nonetheless has some method to go earlier than being finalised.
Hewitt holds the chair place at different firms and is presently going via a due diligence course of with them earlier than she will take up the position on the FA.
She has expertise working within the insurance coverage business, and was awarded an MBE within the 2011 New Yr’s Honours Checklist for companies to enterprise and the general public sector.
If Hewitt takes up the position, she would turn out to be the primary feminine chair within the FA’s historical past.
As soon as a proper announcement is made, the FA is dedicated to being clear about its recruitment course of.
Greg Clarke resigned from the put up in November for remarks he made to a DCMS Choose Committee about black gamers.
Clarke referred to black footballers as “colored” and likewise prompt South Asians wish to work in IT as they’ve “completely different profession pursuits”.
FA chief govt Mark Bullingham spoke to Sky Sports activities Information concerning the recruitment course of final month, saying: “We’re proud of how we’re going.
“I will not have the ability to say an excessive amount of about that course of. We have all the time stated that we’d be trying to make an announcement within the subsequent month or two.”