Former Fulham winger Kevin Betsy is set to become the new manager of Crawley Town – with the League Two side close to agreeing a deal with Arsenal for the Gunners’ under 23 coach, according to Sky Sports.

Crawley have been looking for a new boss since John Yams was dismissed after an internal investigation saw seven first-team players come forward with allegations of racism after a former player had alleged that the Town dressing was racially segregated. They initially made Chelsea women’s boss Emma Hayes their top target, but have since switched to 44 year-old Betsy, widely believed to be one of the country’s brightest coaching talents.

Betsy, who made fifteen senior league appearances for Fulham after coming through the club’s youth team set up, coached the Whites’ age group sides before taking over England’s under 15, under 16, under 17 and under 18 sides. He guided Arsenal’s under 23s to third in his fist season at the helm.