Boston United chairman David Newton wants to appoint Jason Lee's successor ahead of Saturday's home clash with Droylsden.
Newton has already been inundated by potential bosses since dismissing Lee last week.
The Pilgrims chief confirmed he has received around 20 applications and is planning to interview four or five candidates.
"We've had some good applicants in and we expect that to increase," said Newton.
"We're not going to rush into it. It would be great to have someone in for Saturday and that is the aim.
"But we will be measured in what we do.
"With a bit of luck we'll be interviewing this week and have someone in (before Saturday).
"If not we'll do it the following week."
Current candidates include former Histon boss Dennis Greene, ex-Grantham Town joint-managers Jimmy Albans and Wayne Hallcro and current King's Lynn chief Gary Setchell.
Lee's assistant Graham Hyde has been placed in temporary charge of team affairs.
He is still weighing up whether to apply, but has received Lee's backing.
Hyde does have managerial experience having been in charge at Redditch before arriving at the Jakemans Stadium in the summer.