Doncaster Rovers will begin interviewing candidates for the managerial vacancy on Friday and remain confident of making an appointment before the start of pre-season.
Rovers received close to 150 applications for the role vacated following Darren Ferguson's decision to resign last Monday.
The shortlisting process, led by chief executive Gavin Baldwin, was carried out on Tuesday morning.
Those making the shortlist have been invited to take part in interviews, the first of which will come on Friday.
A decision is likely to come next week, with the Rovers squad set to return for pre-season training on June 25.
The board fully believe they will have the new manager in place to greet the squad at Cantley Park on that day.
Players will report for fitness and conditioning checks in the second part of next week.
Two names that had been linked with the Rovers manager's job found employment elsewhere on Tuesday.
Neil Redfearn left his position as boss of Doncaster Rovers Belles to become the manager of Liverpool Ladies.
And former Brenford and Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler was appointed by Swedish side Malmo.