Bookies say Jim McIntyre and Gordon Strachan are in a two-horse race to succeed Neil McCann in charge of Dundee.
McCann left the club last night after a wretched start to the season comprising one win and seven defeats in the Premiership.
The final straw was a row over who should be McCann’s assistant, with the club demanding a more experienced No 2.
Although managing director John Nelms is yet to comment publicly on who will replace McCann, bookmaker McBookie has installed Jim McIntyre as the overwhelming favourite at 4/5.
McIntyre has considerable experience from his time in charge at Dunfermline, Queen of the South and Ross County, where he lifted the League Cup.
He’s been out of a job since being sacked by the Staggies in September last year and was approached by Dundee United earlier this month prior to their appointment of Robbie Neilson.
Second favourite for the Dundee hot seat at 11/8 is Gordon Strachan, who began his career at Dens Park in the 1970s.
The 61-year-old has had a year out of management since resigning as Scotland manager but his wage expectations – he was on a seven-figure annual salary while in charge of the national side – may prove a big stumbling block.
Next on the list at 5/1 is ex Rangers star Kenny Miller, who moved to Dens Park as a player in August after a seven-week spell as player-manager of Livingston – Dundee’s next opponents this Saturday.
Miller, 38, is thought to be keen to continue playing, which may prove an issue for Nelms and the Dundee board.
Ian McCall, Alan Stubbs and Barry Smith have been installed at 12/1, with Jim Jefferies (16/1), Maurice Ross and Stephen Pressley (both 20/1) also in the frame.