Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson thinks that the club have some welcome breathing space to consider the inevitable interest in the manager's post at Tannadice which will fall vacant in May when Peter Houston's contact will be allowed to expire. Thompson does not expect any shortage of candidates hoping to get the job and insists United have not drawn up a list of possible replacements yet, but he believes the club is an attractive proposition. Thompson said: "I think a number of people will be interested in the job. We've got a great fan base, we're a great club and we've got fantastic training facilities at St Andrews. With our record over the last few years, I think it would be a club that people would want to come to. We haven't got anyone in mind. It gives the board time to look at things. Whether we find somebody in four weeks, two months or three months, time will tell. Normally, in football, the manager goes on the Monday and they're looking to get the new manager in on the Wednesday, which makes it extremely difficult. What we do have here is a position where we can sit down and say: 'What are we looking for at the club? Who are we looking for as a manager?' I think it makes it a bit easier for us."