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'Important we get this right rather than quick' - Burrows

Aberdeen chief executive Alan Burrows says a managerial appointment during the international break is "unlikely", but remains hopeful they can unveil their top target "very soon".

In the statement announcing Neil Warnock's departure, chairman Dave Cormack said the Dons were at "an advanced stage" in their search to replace the Englishman, but nearly three weeks later, Peter Leven remains in interim charge.

"The search for a manager is ongoing," Burrows said. "I would like to think it's entering the final stages.

"Obviously we said a couple of weeks ago we'd like to appoint during the international break; that looks unlikely.

"It's important we get this right rather than quick. The key focus for us is that the appointment is the right one long-term for Aberdeen.

"We're hopeful the person we've earmarked and identified is someone we can appoint very soon.

"While I accept this process has been longer than anyone would anticipate, I would like to reassure everyone that nothing has dropped in our desire to get this appointment right."

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