Reports have also suggested former Buddies boss Jack Ross rejected a return to the club, despite being out of work since his dismissal from Hibs last year.
Instead the Premiership side are believed to have struck a deal with Morecambe for former Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson, according to Romano. The Italian journalist tweeted that contract talks with the Northern Irishman were due to begin with an announcement ‘in the coming hours’.
Robinson has been at Morecambe since June and previously spent three years as manager at Fir Park after two spells as assistant to Ian Baraclough and Mark McGhee.
He also assisted Northern Ireland who he was capped for seven times, during a playing career that included Tottenham, Bournemouth and Preston.