Aberdeen have been given permission to speak to St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin over their managerial vacancy.

The Dons have targeted the Irishman after sacking Stephen Glass on Sunday.

St Mirren said in a statement: "This is an opportunity that Jim wishes to explore and the club has granted the manager permission to speak to Aberdeen regarding this position.

"We hope for a swift resolution to this matter."

A statement from Aberdeen added: "We will make a formal announcement when the process to secure a new manager is complete."

Former St Mirren captain Goodwin has been manager of the Buddies since 2019 and took them to two semi-finals last season.

His team currently occupy sixth place in the cinch Premiership – two points above Aberdeen.

Barry Robson has been in caretaker charge of the Dons, who visit Motherwell tomorrow, while St Mirren take on Livingston in West Lothian.