The Sunday Mail says the Jambos have stepped up moves to land a new gaffer and it now appears to be a straight fight between Levein and Motherwell boss Mark McGhee.

Jambos supremo Vladimir Romanov will make official approaches at the end of the season to interview contenders and it's reported Levein is the favoured choice. The Dundee United boss was a success during his spell in the Hearts hotseat and is now doing an excellent job at Tannadice.