Mansfield Town have moved a step closer to appointing a new manager after completing the interviewing process.Stags chairman John Radford and the club's board of directors spoke to seven candidates on Tuesday, including current caretaker manager Adam Murray, after the 33-year-old midfielder decided to put his name forward for the job on a permanent basis.
Murray has been in temporary charge for three matches, winning two and losing one, since the Sky Bet League 2 club parted company with Paul Cox last month.
A Mansfield spokesman said: "The shortlisted candidates were interviewed at length by the club's chairman and board of directors yesterday [Tuesday].
"The board will now reconvene over the forthcoming days and will leave no stone unturned before making a final decision on the managerial appointment."
"Following recent speculation, the club can confirm that caretaker manager Adam Murray has applied for the job and was interviewed as part of the process."
Former boss Cox left Mansfield by mutual consent after three-and-a-half years in charge.
His departure came two days after the Stags were held to a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup by non-league side Concord Rangers.
Cox, 42, led the club to the Conference title and promotion back into The Football League in 2013 after a five-year absence.