Looks like I may have a new job offer in the post. The new company have emailed me to say that the paperwork will be out tonight and have asked me to email details of references to them one of which should be my most recent employer. They want to contact my references via email or post tomorrow. Now there are a couple of things here I'd just like some advice on. Rather than my current manager, I'd like them to contact a previous one who left earlier this year. Can anyone see this being a problem? If they do insist on it being my current line manager, I'd rather they held off with the reference request until I hand in my notice which I'll only get once I accept the role.
Sorry if any of this seems dumb but it's been quite a while since I needed to go through the whole leaving the current job to go to a new one scenario. Advice gratefully appreciated.