Peter Leven has provided a hint to when Aberdeen could announce a new manager. 

Aberdeen supporters have been made to wait over 10 weeks for a permanent successor to Barry Robson, who was axed on January 31. 

Since then, veteran boss Neil Warnock took the reins on an interim basis, but lasted just 33 days. Now first team coach Leven has been left to pick up the pieces in the meantime until the Pittodrie board find their man. 

That quest has taken a huge leap forward this week, with IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin appearing to be in pole position to join the club. Talks are seemingly still ongoing around compensation, however it's expected the Swede would be in place before June 1. 

Aberdeen are unbeaten in their last three games and host Dundee at Pittodrie on Saturday. Leven was asked if he had clarity over the managerial situation but admitted he was still in the dark despite confessing a meeting with all the senior staff was imminent. 

He said: "I've not spoken to anyone yet. I've got a meeting on Monday, but my focus again is just on this game on Saturday. That is the most important thing for me. We've got a meeting with the senior staff on Monday, so we'll take it from there."

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He went on to praise Aberdeen and opportunities any future manager could have: "It is a great club, a huge club and it has potential to go even higher. Obviously you've seen that this season with the games in Europe, a league cup final and Scottish Cup semi-final, so anybody coming in, it is a great club."

Leven rubbished any doubts that his players had been distracted by the constant noise around a managerial appointment, and once again shifted the focus back onto the upcoming clash with Tony Docherty's Dundee. 

“They know their roles and responsibilities to this club," the Aberdeen caretaker boss admitted. "I know my job, the staff know their job, so the main focus is Dundee and that’s the most important thing.

“What happens next week, and the meeting, whatever, it will take care of itself, but my main focus is tomorrow.

“We’re in a good form as well, unbeaten in three, won two and drawn one, so we’ve got momentum. But it is going to be a difficult game, they are fighting for the top six.

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“But we are Aberdeen, we are at home and we have got to take the game to anybody who comes to Pittodrie and try to get the three points.

“I said to the players, yes, Dundee have got good players but it is all about what we do. Obviously disappointed not to get three points against Livingston, but hopefully we can rectify that tomorrow.”