NEIL LENNON is one step closer to a return to football as Olympiacos manager.
Lenny is understood to have reached the final shortlist of three players for the post at the Greek giants, whose high-profile boss Evangelos Marinakis also includes Nottingham Forest.
Talks with the club have been going on for several weeks.
Olympiacos, Greece’s most successful club, sit third in the Greek Super League but sacked Spain manager Michel last month.
Former Celtic and Hibs manager Lennon, who was sacked by Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia last October after seven months, hopes to know by the end of the week if he will be invited for a formal job interview.
Lennon is aiming for a return to management and was also interested in performing at Aberdeen before Barry Robson was appointed.
During his time at Omonia, the 51-year-old lifted the Cyprus Cup and led the side to the Europa League group stage, where they almost drew Manchester United 0-0 at Old Trafford.
He was mercilessly sacked for not doing so well in the league but has enjoyed the first experience of working abroad and is keen on the idea of taking charge of such a big European name.
Steven Gerrard and Rino Gattuso have also been linked with the job.
Meanwhile, SunSport understand Callum Davidson will be appointed Dundee manager within the next 24 hours.
Davidson was the leading contender to succeed the sacked Gary Bowyer.
And a deal is nearing completion that will see the 46-year-old lead the Dark Blues to the Premier League next season after they were promoted from the Championship under Bowyer.
Davidson has been out of work for just a month after being fired by the Perth Saints after three highly successful years in office.
In his first season as manager he led the club to Scottish Cup and League Cup victory.
Dundee are now hoping he can work that magic on their return to the top flight.
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