Dundee United will get the ball rolling in their hunt for a new head coach this week.
Youth academy coach and head of tactical performance Tam Courts will be one of them as the Tangerines deliberate who will be their new boss.
A list of potential gaffers has been drawn up with the Terrors putting out the feelers on their top targets to replace Mellon – set to re-join Tranmere Rovers tomorrow.
Former Kelty Hearts defender and boss Courts is highly thought of internally at Tannadice, with the bookies making the 39-year-old the clear favourite to land the role.
The Tangerines have made no secret of youth development being at the centre of their long-term strategy and appointing a young manager would certainly push them further down that direction of travel.
However, the Terrors appear keen to conduct a thorough process and won’t be rushing anything before unveiling their new man.