Blackburn Rovers want to have a new manager in place by New years Day, claims Rovers global advisor Shebby Singh.
The former Malaysia international defender and television pundit told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I have made my submissions to my bosses. They will receive it, then we will talk about it.
"We would like to make an appointment on New Year's Day to start the new year in the right way and to see the back of a horrible 2012."
Director of operations Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw travelled to India for meetings with Rovers' owners this week amid claims of a rift between the pair and Singh.
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live's 606 programme on Saturday evening, Singh insisted any behind-the-scenes ructions at the Championship club were nothing out of the ordinary.
After claiming he had spent his first six months at Blackburn "fighting enemies from the outside and inside", Singh said: "As with every organisation, not everybody is always fighting the same cause.
"Individuals have their own agendas sometimes - this is common everywhere you go.
"I would say I've just been fighting the regular battles."