Doncaster Rovers are hoping to appoint a new manager within the next 10 days.
Rovers have been on the look out for a new man at the helm since Paul Dickov was sacked on September 8 and the club have confirmed they have drawn up a shortlist.
A club statement read: "The club can confirm that the shortlist has been drawn up and that process is now complete.
"Amongst the shortlist are a mixture of managers who are currently not in employment and those that are currently employed in managerial roles.
"The calibre of the applications has been very high and the club are very pleased with all discussions to date. The club aim to appoint the best first team manager for the short, mid and most importantly long term of the football club.
"The club expect to conclude the recruitment process and select the new manager in the next 10 days. Until then please continue to back Rob Jones and the team starting tomorrow in our local derby against Barnsley."
Caretaker Jones has expressed his desire to get the job on a permanent basis, having been at the helm for the last four matches, but after taking just two points, his chances could be harmed.
Neil Redfearn has been a long-time favourite with the bookmakers, but Rovers' lengthy recruitment process could prove costly as the former Leeds boss is also now the favourite for the Rotherham job.