The Scottish FA are poised to decide on a brand new supervisor inside the subsequent 48 hours, with three candidates within the body.
Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke and Scotland under-21 coach Scot Gemmill are joined by Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes on the Scottish FA’s shortlist.
Aberdeen vice-chairman Dave Cormack mentioned on Wednesday that McInnes would keep on the Pittodrie membership, however he stays in rivalry for the emptiness.
And the Scottish FA have spoken to Kilmarnock about Clarke.
Sunderland supervisor Jack Ross had additionally been into account.
The Scottish FA are desperate to make an appointment rapidly, with the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Belgium as a result of be introduced in lower than a fortnight.
Coincidentally, Clarke will probably be at Hampden on Thursday for a disciplinary assembly following his feedback about referee Steven McLean final month.