Gomes is expected to rejoin the club in January following the departure of Marcelo Oliveira earlier this month, reports Xinhua.
"The situation changed after Marcelo left. Before that I spoke about my return in 2013, not necessarily at Vasco," Gomes was quoted as saying by Brazilian daily O Globo. "There are good intentions from both sides and I think we are going to find a solution."
Gomes, who made 45 international appearances as a central defender for Brazil between 1984 and 1994, spent 15 days in intensive care after suffering a stroke while coaching Vasco during a local derby against Flamengo last August.
He was replaced in the role by Cristovao Borges, who quit after Vasco's 4-0 loss to Bahia in September.
"I have decided to wait six months more than I needed to," Gomes said."Doctors said I could return in June or July but I wanted to prepare myself a little more so that I would have less difficulty coming back.I am feeling good."
Vasco are currently seventh in Brazil's Serie A championship, having fallen out of contention for a place in South America's elite Copa Libertadores tournament next year following a disappointing second half to the season.