Chester FC have formally begun the process of recruiting a new manager with the National League club 'inviting applications' for the post.
The Blues sacked Steve Burr on April 7 after more than two years in charge and named first-team coach Jon McCarthy and Ian Sharps as caretakers for the final four games of the 2015-16 season.
Although the the recruitment pack for the role was published on Tuesday evening, the club has already received significant interest in the managerial vacancy.
Chairman Simon Olorenshaw told The Chronicle last week he was 'very impressed' with the calibre of managers interested in succeeding Burr.
Those known to have applied include ex-Chester midfielders Paul Carden and Shaun Reid while McCarthy has confirmed his desire to become a permanent appointment.
Ex-Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore has expressed his interest in the position, so too has ex-Blues striker Ryan Lowe, currently playing for League One side Bury.
Others understood to be keen include former Eastleigh boss Richard Hill and Martin Foyle, whose former clubs include Southport and Hereford United, while AFC Fylde's Dave Challinor and Craig Harrison of Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints could also be in the frame.
The latest names to be linked to the post include former Everton defender Steve Watson, now part of the coaching staff at Macclesfield Town, and former Manchester City favourite and Bermuda international Shaun Goater.
The club has set a closing date of Monday, April 25 for applications with interviews expected to take place later that week in line with Olorenshaw's aim to have the new manager ready to start work as soon as the season ends.
According to the advert, applicants will be required to demonstrate the following: a working knowledge of National League football or its equivalent; success in ability to manage a playing budget; excellent contacts within the football community; a commitment to the local community; a proven leader with a suitable track record and a pleasing and willing personality.
Applications including a CV should be submitted to the club's general manager Tony Allan via email to email@example.com.