Aberdeen have been given permission to speak to St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin over their managerial vacancy.
The Dons have targeted the Irishman after sacking Stephen Glass on Sunday.
St Mirren said in a statement: "This is an opportunity that Jim wishes to explore and the club has granted the manager permission to speak to Aberdeen regarding this position. We hope for a swift resolution to this matter."
Aberdeen added: "We will make a formal announcement when the process to secure a new manager is complete."
Former St Mirren captain Goodwin has been manager of the Buddies since 2019 and took them to two semi-finals last season. He brought Jamie McGrath to the club from Dundalk two years ago; McGrath moved on to Wigan last month.
St Mirren sit sixth in the cinch Premiership, two points above Aberdeen.
Barry Robson has been in caretaker charge of the Dons, who visit Motherwell on Saturday, while St Mirren are taking on Livingston in West Lothian.