Gary Simpson and Grant Brown are leading the chase to become Lincoln City's new manager after David Holdsworth left the club yesterday.
The Imps boss left Sincil Bank by mutual consent on the back of Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Hereford leaving the club four points off the bottom four in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
City chairman Bob Dorrian, who is currently away, and the board are now looking for his replacement with Simpson and Brown both early favourites.
Simpson is well known to Lincoln fans having been Keith Alexander's assistant from 2002 to 2006 in which they reached the League Two play-offs on four occasions.
He then followed Alexander to Peterborough and Macclesfield, where he managed the latter after Alexander's death in 2010.
Simpson, renowned for having a wealth of non-league contacts, is said to be desperate to return to the Imps and wants to try to lead them back to the Football League.
Brown is also high up on City's list. The head of youth, who has been installed as caretaker manager, is also under consideration.
Should he be appointed, it would be his first job in full-time management.
What do you think of Lincoln's current situation? Who should they appoint and why? Quiz Lincoln City writer Leigh Curtis at lunchtime here: http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/OPEN-QUESTIONS-Lunchtime-Kick-Leigh-Curtis/story-18157362-detail/story.html#axzz2LF4iTx9g