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Aberdeen WON’T have their new manager in place for this coming weekend, Dons Chief Executive Alan Burrows has confirmed.

The Pittodrie club had hoped to reveal their new permanent manager during the international break, after Neil Warnock’s surprise exit.

But it has now been confirmed Peter Leven will once again take charge of the side for Saturday’s league clash against Ross County.

Alan Burrows told RedTV: “The search for a new manager is ongoing. I’d like to think it is entering the very final stages.

“We said a couple of weeks we hoped to appoint this during the international break but it looks unfortunately as if that won’t happen.

“But what I would say is it’s absolutely important we get this appointment right rather than quick.

“While this process has gone on longer than anyone hoped or anticipated the key focus is to ensure this appointment is right in the long term for Aberdeen Football Club.

“Rather than panic and go into something to get us through a timescale, it’s important we get it right.

“We had the expectation as well but things happen which you have to react to.

“We’ve had to ensure we didn’t lose focus on what was important which is getting the right person for Aberdeen.

“We also had to ensure we didn’t lessen ourselves because we were under pressure of time.

“At the time we went public it was on the back of Neil (Warnock) leaving the club and we felt things were ready to finalise.

“We’re still hopeful the person we’ve identified is someone we can appoint to the managerial role soon.”