Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has said becoming Scotland manager is one of his career ambitions.
The Dons boss is thought to be on the shortlist for the vacancy following the departure of Alex McLeish, pictured, who was sacked last week after only 12 games in charge.
Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke, David Moyes and Slaven Bilic are also expected to be under consideration, while performance director Malky Mackay and under-21 coach Scot Gemmill could be placed in interim charge until a permanent successor is found.
Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell is set to spend the next week assessing the likely candidates. The national team face Cyprus and Belgium in Euro 2020 qualifiers in June.
McInnes said he would love to have the opportunity to manage his national team but is content with life at Pittodrie.
He said: “I think it would be a real privilege for any Scotsman to manage his country. It would be for me.
“That would be part of the plan for me, at some point in the future, to manage my country.
“It’s disappointing to see Alex lose his job and see the country having to look round for a manager. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of contenders for it.
“But it would be something that I would be interested in at some point.
“But I’m happy here doing the job I am at Aberdeen.”
Meanwhile, Aberdeen and Hearts are set to discover today if they will be punished for the melee that led to four players being booked during the recent clash between the sides.
Both clubs were charged with a breach of Scottish FA disciplinary rule 204 “where three or more players are involved in a confrontation with the opposing team” following the incident in the second half of Hearts’ 2-1 win on March 30.
A Hampden hearing today will determine if any sanction should be meted, although both clubs are set to contest the charge.
Referee John Beaton booked Aberdeen pair Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson and Hearts’ Arnaud Djoum and John Souttar after a flare-up triggered when Ball and Hearts midfielder Sean Clare clashed over a challenge.
SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte also issued the same notice of complaint to both Celtic and Rangers following an ill-tempered Old Firm match the same weekend, although those hearings will take place next Thursday.
Hearts and Hibs were both found not guilty over the same charge after a heated Edinburgh derby in October and Levein recently claimed Whyte was responsible for giving Scottish football a bad name. He said: “The compliance officer gets involved, and the pictures are all over the UK. It’s almost like the compliance officer is trying to make Scottish football look bad.
“I don’t understand it. We had one earlier in the season and it got thrown out because it was just a nonsense. Aggression is something people don’t like talking about. I think it’s a brilliant thing in football. You need it.
“I don’t know why she’s picking on the clubs – and trying to magnify things that are nothing.”