CHIEF executive Andy Ambler says Millwall's managerial appointment will take slightly longer than anticipated – but the new man should be in place this week.
The Lions had previously stated they hoped to announce their new boss by Wednesday but, following a board meeting on Monday, that is no longer said to be realistic.
Ambler said: "The most important thing here is to ensure we get the right man for the job and timing is not of the essence at this stage.
"The fact that this is a holiday period for most people working in football has been a factor in slowing the process slightly, but we are moving in the right direction and hopefully there will be more news by the end of this week."
Former Millwall manager Dennis Wise, Crewe's Steve Davis and PSG assistant Paul Clement, who have all been backed by punters in the betting market over the past 48 hours, are not believed to be in the running.