JIM GOODWIN is believed to be the red hot favourite for the vacant Dundee manager's role and may be confirmed in the post this week.

The Irishman was said to have been interviewed last week by Dundee chiefs who could be set to formally offer him the job after he returns from holiday.

It could mean the 37-year-old's three-and-a-half year stint as Wasps' boss is brought to an end by a return to full-time football.

The former St Mirren stalwart impressed Dee chiefs in his interview and is set to pip Kenny Miller and James McPake to the role.

Goodwin has never shied away from his desire to return to full-time football and Alloa chiefs are unlikely to stand in his way if he accepts Dundee's offer.

Since taking over from Jack Ross in October 2016, Goodwin has overseen Alloa's return to the Championship through the League One Play-offs and last season he steered the Wasps to safety against all odds.

If Goodwin was to leave, East Fife manager and former Wasps Darren Young has already been suggested as a potential replacement by club insiders.