Aberdeen have updated supporters on their hunt for a new manager with Dave Cormack revealing that progress is being made.
But the chairman has urged patience as they look for the right candidate to replace Jim Goodwin.
New chief executive Alan Burrows, who joins the club after over a decade at Motherwell, begins his role on February 27 and is expected to be involved in the “next steps”.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Cormack said: “Aberdeen FC’s recruitment for a new manager is progressing with potential candidates being considered against the detailed criteria and philosophy the Club has set out.
“There has been a high level of interest as well as some unfounded speculation. It is vital that we carry out the necessary diligence in drawing up a short-list before embarking on any serious talks or interviews.
“Alan Burrows, who starts as chief executive on 27th February, will be involved in the next steps. It’s important that we take our time and be patient.
“In the meantime, Barry Robson, supported by Steve Agnew and Scott Anderson, will continue to lead the first team and they are wholly focused on preparations for Saturday’s match.”
Goodwin was sacked at the end of last month after a 6-0 defeat to Hibs that followed a run of poor results including the Scottish Cup defeat to non-league Darvel.
Former player Barry Robson has been handed the reigns on an interim basis and has won one and lost one of his opening two games.
The Dons are currently seventh in the Premiership and face a trip to Glasgow to play league leaders Celtic on Saturday.
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