Arsenal are confident of naming a successor to Arsene Wenger before the FIFA World Cup kicks off next month.
The Frenchman, who has two more games as manager, is leaving the club after almost 22 years.
The Gunners have no specific deadline for the recruitment process, but an announcement is expected before the tournament starts in Russia on 14 June.
Ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been linked with the job, along with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.
Former Arsenal midfielders Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira have also been suggested as potential successors, as have Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim and three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti.