Jim Curtin's audition to be the manager of the Philadelphia Union has proven to be successful, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPNFC.com.
The Union are expected to announce Curtin's hiring on Wednesday morning, a source said.
Contract terms were not disclosed. New York-based website Metro earlier reported Curtin's appointment.
Curtin was named the interim manager back on June 10, replacing John Hackworth following a 3-7-6 start to the season. Since then, Curtin has helped revive Philadelphia's season, leading the club to a 6-2-5 mark in league play as well an appearance in the final of the U.S. Open Cup in which the Union fell to the Seattle Sounders 3-1 in extra time.
In recent weeks, it emerged that former Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen was a candidate for the post, and Philadelphia CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz confirmed that the former Manchester United assistant had interviewed for the post. Sakiewicz had said that Jesse Marsch, John Harkes, and Tony Meola had also interviewed for the position.
But the results Curtin achieved with the squad clearly proved to be the difference, and now he has the job on a full-time basis.
Curtin spent nine seasons in MLS, playing mostly for the Chicago Fire before finishing his career with Chivas USA. He helped the Fire win the Supporters Shield in 2003, as well as U.S. Open Cup titles in 2003 and 2006. He was named an MLS All-Star in 2004. He played collegiately at Villanova, where he was an All-Big East selection his junior and senior seasons.