JIM Goodwin is to remain Alloa manager for the foreseeable future after the Irishman turned down the advances of Dundee.

The 37-year-old was believed to have been the red hot favourite for the role in the city of discovery and had met club chiefs for talks.

It is understood the move had been agreed by the hierarchy in the Wee County with a compensation package in place.

However, at the eleventh hour, talks stalled between Goodwin and Dundee bosses in a new twist late last week and it is believed the club's insistence on appointing a director of football proved a sticking point.

The Irishman confirmed to Advertiser Sport on Friday that he had chosen to remain at Alloa and has already turned his attention back to preparing the squad for pre-season.

Former player James McPake secured the role at Dundee and ex-Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is reportedly the prime contender to be named as director of football.

Goodwin has already made clear his desire to bring in a striker to the Wasps ahead of their second season in the Championship with only Alan Trouten - who primarily played in a number 10 role last season - still on the books.

Ahmed Aloulou, who had made the switch from futsal to Alloa, was not offered a new deal by Goodwin.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport last week, Trouten saw positives in Goodwin's potential move to the Dee and believes it shows the squad are doing something right.

The 33-year-old said: "I'm not surprised to see Jim linked with these kinds of jobs and know if he ever does go it will be with the club's best wishes.

"That's part of football and you'd probably rather that as it shows you are being successful.

"If nobody was interested in your manager or players then you probably wouldn't be doing much right."