Aberdeen are closing in on appointing Jim Goodwin as their new manager after St Mirren confirmed they had given permission for him to talk to the Pittodrie side.

The St Mirren boss has guided the Buddies into the top six and the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup and has been identified as Aberdeen’s first-choice to replace Stephen Glass.

St Mirren v St Johnstone - William Hill Scottish Cup
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Goodwin was due to speak to the media this afternoon ahead of the Buddies’ Premiership clash this weekend but the Paisley side confirmed Jamie Langfield would instead appear.

In a brief statement, the confirmed Goodwin had been given permission to speak to Aberdeen, saying it was something the Irishman ‘wished to explore’ while insisting they were looking for a speedy outcome.

“This is an opportunity that Jim wishes to explore and the club has granted the manager permission to speak to Aberdeen regarding this position.

“We hope for a swift resolution to this matter.”

Since taking the reins at St Mirren in 2019 following a spell as Alloa Athletic boss, Goodwin has taken charge of 118 games, winning 44 and losing 42.

The Dons sacked Glass after being knocked out of the Scottish Cup against Motherwell last weekend, with Barry Robson handed interim control.

Goodwin could be appointed ahead of the Dons facing Motherwell for the second time in a week tomorrow but would be unlikely to take charge until after the Fir Park clash is out of the way.

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