Premier League to rule on Southgate
The Premier League Board will make a decision on Gareth Southgate's future as Middlesbrough boss next Wednesday.
Boro have submitted their application for dispensation for the 36-year-old to remain in charge despite not having the UEFA Pro Licence.
That was due to be considered by league bosses on Monday, but the meeting will now take place on Wednesday.
The Teessiders have been involved in discussions with both the Premier League and the Football Association ever since Southgate was appointed on a five-year contract back in June.
He has been working under a three-month dispensation which is due to expire on Sunday.
However, Boro are hopeful that he will be given permission to continue until the end of the season, by which time he hopes to have completed his B and A Licences and be enrolled on the Pro Licence course.
The Premier league last week amended its rules to allow a manager to be in charge of a Premier League club as long as he has embarked upon the course.
Previously, coaches had to be fully qualified before they were allowed to take control of a Premiership club.