St Johnstone are in no rush to appoint a new manager but two strong contenders have emerged as early frontrunners to replace Tommy Wright – Callum Davidson and Caley Thistle boss John Robertson.
With football not expected to return in Scotland for months, Saints chairman Steve Brown can take his time to sift through applications for the McDiarmid Park job, of which there will be many. But it is Robertson and former Saints assistant Callum Davidson who appear to be the early favourites.
Robertson has the experience of being the man in charge at several clubs over the last two decades, and his work on a tight budget in the Highlands has led to the Hearts legend being talked about as Daniel Stendel’s successor at Tynecastle, should they go down to the Championship.
Davidson was Wright’s assistant when Saints won the Scottish Cup and were Europa League regulars and has subsequently been number two at Dunfermline and Millwall.
Alec Cleland is the interim manager after Wright’s exit was confirmed on Saturday. He has yet to say whether he wants to be considered for the post full-time.