Dundee are weighing up an approach to Ross County for manager Jim McIntyre.
The Staggies manager is in the frame for the vacant position at Dens Park after interim manager Neil McCann turned down the chance to become Paul Hartley’s permanent replacement.
The Dark Blues expected McCann to take the job permanently but the former Dundee, Rangers and Hearts midfielder has decided to return to his television punditry role.
That has thrust McIntyre into consideration along with St Mirren manager Jack Ross.
McIntyre is an established Premiership performer and won the League Cup with the Dingwall club, while Ross has impressed after saving St Mirren from relegation out of the Championship on the back of previous success with Alloa.
Former Hibs manager Alan Stubbs is the favourite among the bookmakers, while former Dundee manager Jim Duffy has also been linked.
Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor was unavailable for comment last night but the Staggies will be in no rush to let their manager, who is under contract, depart for a rival Premiership club.
Dundee managing director John Nelms said: “On behalf of the entire Dundee Football Club family I’d like to thank Neil for his interim spell in charge. He came in and did the job we asked him to do.
“The club once again owes Neil a debt of gratitude. Neil is certainly a credit to and Scottish football as a whole.”
McCann said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Dundee for their hard work in the time I was manager there.
“It was an honour to become manager of the club where my playing career started and finished and I’m very proud I was able to succeed in keeping them in the Scottish Premiership.
“I wish them great success in the future.”