Sheffield United will wait until next week before officially unveiling their new manager.
Bramall Lane’s hierarchy, who yesterday interviewed Michael Appleton and Robert Page in London, are scheduled to attend the Football League’s summer conference which begins in Portugal this afternoon.
Although the identity of the successful candidate could be released before they return, the absence of key figures including chief executive Julian Winter means he is unlikely to be presented to the media until later this month.
Page, Appleton and Chris Morgan, who has also expressed his interest in the role, have been asked to outline their choice of assistant with Wally Downes recommended by one advisor.
United have issued their response to comments made by Central Coast Mariners’ coach Graham Arnold over the weekend.
Arnold labelled United “prehistoric” over the weekend and Winter said: “I am flabbergasted and disappointed by Mr Arnold’s remarks which are unprofessional, clearly misinformed and not the actual position of the club.”