DUNDEE UNITED have yet to speak to Tommy Wright about the managerial vacancy at Tannadice but the Northern Irishman remains a candidate, says the club's sporting director.

Speaking to the BBC, Tony Ashgar said that he is still hoping to speak to potential replacements to Robbie Neilson - with managers both in and out of work on the club's shortlist.

Former England manager Steve McLaren was among the frontrunners for the job but ruled himself out of contention earlier this week, while former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has been interviewed.

"I've not spoken to Tommy but he's on the list to consider," Asghar told the BBC. "We've spoken to people - some in jobs, some not - and we've still got more to speak to.

"Some are still involved in games just now, so we have to be respectful of that, but we'll get through everyone, then take an overview."

He added: "There's no real rush. It has to be the right fit for the players, the fans and the club.

"We've taken our time and looked at different types of coaches and managers and we're very open to how that manager works as long as he fits in with what we want to do.

"We've got a number of good candidates we've spoken to - some whose names have not been in the press - and I want to see if anyone else fits before we come to a decision."