Dundee United have received over 50 applications to become their new manager.
Ray McKinnon’s departure, which was officially confirmed on Tuesday, has been followed by a flood of correspondence to Tannadice from coaches hoping to take over from him.
As expected, assistant manager Laurie Ellis will take the team for Saturday’s match at Dumbarton.
The club said: “Dundee United has received more than 50 applications for the vacant manager’s position.
“The process of selection began on Wednesday morning with a short list currently being prepared for first stage interviews expected to start in the next 24 hours.
“Assistant manager Laurie Ellis will take the team this weekend for the game against Dumbarton.
A United spokesperson added: “The role represents a fantastic opportunity for a manager to lead the club back to the Ladbrokes Premiership.
“The foundation stones are in place with a Premiership standard squad, one of the best training facilities in the country and a passionate and loyal support base that backs the team home and away in large numbers.”