Dundee to go ahead with manager search process

Dundee will advertise their managerial position next week, with interim boss John Brown in pole position to take over on a permanent basis.

"John Brown is obviously a strong contender, but we told the fans that we would advertise the job and interview for the position," said Dens Park director Steve Martin.

"And we intend to honour that promise to the supporters."

Brown took over from Barry Smith in February until the end of the season.

The Dark Blues remain rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premier League and will be relegated with four games to spare unless they beat St Mirren on Saturday.

However, results have improved in the seven games Brown's has overseen, with two victories and three draws.

"We have a board meeting on Saturday morning and we will be advertising the position next Monday in a national newspaper," explained Martin.

"We will conduct interviews within the next 10 to 14 days."

"We are expecting between 30 and 50 applications and will whittle that down to a short list of around six candidates.

"Any names being mentioned at the moment are pure speculation and wide of the mark. We said we would have an application and interview process and that is exactly what we are going to do."