BURY will unveil Chris Lucketti as their new manager tomorrow morning.

The Shakers have agreed a compensation deal with Scunthorpe United for the 46-year-old, who made more than 200 appearances between 1993 and 1999 and helped Stan Ternent’s side to back-to-back promotions.

Lucketti has been assistant manager to Graham Alexander at Glanford Park since June 2016, and was previously his right-hand-man at Fleetwood Town.

But after voicing his intention to move into management Bury have offered him the chance to succeed Lee Clark, who was sacked on October 30.

Lucketti toppled Simon Grayson as odds-on favourite for the job before last night’s surprise victory over League One leaders Shrewsbury.

He was thought to be in the running to be David Flitcroft’s successor earlier this year. Clark was appointed instead but Lucketti remained on Bury’s radar and is believed to have spoken to the Shakers over the weekend.

The club held interviews for the vacancy last week, with chairman Stewart Day saying the interested parties were either asking for too much money or were not the right option.

The Shakers are believed to have made a move for Lucketti after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at home to Blackburn.

Talks have since been concluded and the club will officially announce the appointment this evening.

Scunthorpe manager Alexander said last night the club had not received an official approach from Bury, with a club source saying they would not welcome one.

But it appears events moved quickly today.

Caretaker boss Ryan Lowe had hoped to extend his stay in the hotseat, but acknowledged the chairman would do what was right for the club.

“I’ve got a good relationship with the chairman and I know it’s a case of what’s best for him and the club, not what’s best for me,” he said.

“Whatever the chairman decides, he’ll have my blessing.”

Saturday sees the Shakers visit Northampton, who are just two points above them in the relegation zone, and whoever has the reins will be without injured players Neil Danns and Harry Bunn (both hamstring).

Fit-again defender Nathan Cameron came through unscathed in midweek while skipper Stephen Dawson is nearing a first-team return.