FORMER Celtic assistant boss John Collins is on the six-man shortlist for the SFA’s Performance Director role.
Collins left Parkhead with Ronny Deila at the end of last season following their two-year reign at the Scottish champions.
Another ex-Hoops star up for the job is Malky Mackay who is reported to be favourite for the post vacated by Brian McClair in July.
The former Cardiff City gaffer, pipped by Brendan Rodgers for the Celtic job in the summer, will meet a five-man panel on Thursday.
John Park, who recently left his role as the Parkhead side’s chief scout after nine years, is a surprise name on the list.
Northern Ireland No.2 Austin McPhee – a Scot who also runs his own academy – has already been through the interview process.
Former West Brom boss Alan Irvine, now at Norwich, is also a candidate and there is an outsider in ex-Scotland Under-19 coach Tommy Wilson, who has spent three years as Academy Director with Philadelphia Union’s MLS franchise in the States.
An appointment is expected to be made in tandem with the SFA’s official unveiling of their Project Brave blueprint for the future of the development game in Scotland.