Former Fremantle assistant coach Todd Curley has won the race to coach South Fremantle.
thewest.com.au understands terms between Curley and the Bulldogs were finalised early today, with an announcement due at 4pm this afternoon.
The 41-year-old played 118 matches as a defender at the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood between 1994 and 2001.
He coached West Perth from 2006 to 2008 before taking a defensive coaching position at the Dockers.
Curley beat out current South Fremantle dual-premiership winning colts coach Arthur Maskos for the Bulldogs' top job.
He will take over from outgoing coach Paul Hasleby at the end of the season.