Former Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney is finalizing a deal to become the new coach of the LA Galaxy, according to national U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl.

Vanney will be returning to the Galaxy – where he spent six years of his playing career from 1996-2002 – to take over a team that's been without a full-time coach since Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired on Oct. 29.