Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric will speak to four candidates about the vacant managerial position at the Walkers Stadium and intends to make a decision by the end of the week.
Mandaric is keen to have a permanent manager in place for when City resume their Championship campaign at home to QPR on Saturday but admits he might be running out of time.
"We are working hard to bring in a manager," Mandaric told BBC Radio Leicester. "There is a shortlist of four people who we will interview this week and we will decide at the end of the week.
"My goal (to make an appointment) is before the home game against QPR. But I hope the fans understand that our priority must be to make sure we employ the right man with the right qualifications who will take the club where we want to go. So it may take a little bit longer."
Peter Reid, Neil Warnock and Gary Megson are the names who have been linked with the Foxes hotseat.