Millwall are set to hold talks with St Johnstone’s Steve Lomas about becoming their new manager.
The Championship side have been without a manager since the end of last season when Kenny Jackett, who has since joined Wolves, left after five-and-a-half years at the helm.
The club requested permission to speak to former Manchester City and West Ham midfielder Lomas, who has been with the SPL side for two seasons.
And St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown has revealed that they have now reluctantly allowed Lomas to open talks over a move to the Den.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m disappointed but not surprised that his progress has been monitored by other clubs.
“As with our previous two managers, we will not stand in the way of Steve if he agrees to join Millwall.”
Former Northern Ireland international Lomas had said last month that he saw himself seeing out the remaining year of his contract at McDiarmid Park, having led them to two consecutive top-six finishes and subsequent qualification for the UEFA Europa League.