The murky waters of Dundee United’s manager hunt are showing no signs of clearing anytime soon.
With caretaker coach Laurie Ellis in the dugout for the second successive match today, finding a permanent replacement for Ray McKinnon is throwing up more questions than answers.
It is now several days since chairman Stephen Thompson is understood to have spoken to John Hughes and Csaba Laszlo but neither has been offered the post.
And, even if Ellis guides United to a second successive win against league leaders St Mirren this afternoon, he does not want to be considered for the job in the long term.
United members board are expected to meet again after the Saints game, when other names may also come under consideration.
Thompson made a pitch for St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright when he was seeking Jackie McNamara’s successor and, intriguingly, the football grapevine was alive with speculation that he may go back in for the Northern Irishman, with his odds tumbling with the bookmakers.
As of last night, though, nothing official had emerged.