MILLWALL'S board of directors will meet on Monday to finalise the shortlist of candidates to interview for the club's vacant manager's position.
The Lions want to whittle down the list of applicants to a manageable pool of four or five to meet face-to-face later in the week as they step up their search for Kenny Jackett's successor.
Chairman John Berylson is out of the country but will be listening in via conference call.
Millwall are likely to speak to candidates who are out-of-work or out-of-contract first before deciding whether to approach another club for their manager.
Over the weekend, former first team coach Richard Shaw became the new favourite with the bookmakers for the job, but insiders have confirmed the 44-year-old is not in the running.
Former England manager Steve McClaren has also seen his odds slashed, although sources close to him have since distanced the former Middlesbrough boss from the Lions hotseat.
Yeovil's Gary Johnson is strongly fancied to be interviewed following his side's triumph over Brentford in the League One play-off final at Wembley on Sunday.