SWINDON Town chairman Lee Power has admitted that former Premier League boss Phil Brown fits the profile of manager the club would be looking at to succeed the departed David Flitcroft - but has confirmed that Matt Taylor will still be in interim charge for Saturday's League Two clash with Cheltenham Town at the Energy Check County Ground.

Power says he has been inundated with interest in the Town hotseat following the sudden departure of Flitcroft to divisional rivals Mansfield last week, but concedes he has not yet settled upon whether to hand someone the reins until the end of the current campaign or consider a longer-term appointment.

Brown, who guided Hull City to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history, has been out of work since leaving League One Southend in January and headed the early betting for the Town job, with the Advertiser understanding the 58 year old has shown interest in the role.

Power, who admitted to be "shocked and disappointed'' by Flitcroft's exit, has also refused to rule out Taylor winning the job on a more permanent basis.

But with the club's promotion push in League Two in the balance, he told BBC Wiltshire that he had to be interested in speaking to potential candidates with backgrounds like Brown.

"I know Phil has made it public that he'd like the job. He's had promotion out of this league and someone like that is the type of person of course you are going to be attracted to,'' said Power.

"There are conversations that need to be had there because there are (issues around) timescales and length of contract.

"Someone like that would be the type of person - his record is second to none - you'd be interested in speaking to and maybe taking forward.''

He added: "There has been a lot of interest, which there always is.

"My main focus is just getting out of this league. Nothing has changed there. I've just got to find the right person who can get us across the line.

"We've been inundated with people who would like to do it, it's just a decision whether it's a job until the end of the season or a long-term position.

"It's a strange situation where you have only got 11 matches left and the most important thing is to just get out of this league, which has always been our goal. Then you have to take a long-term view thereafter.''

Referring to Taylor as a possible long-term candidate, the chairman added: "There's no reason why it can't be. I've been inundated with messages saying they would like to see Matty get the job.

"He's a very knowledgeable kid, has played at all different levels and nothing is a 'no' at the minute.

"He's a good football person. He's going to take the game Saturday and we'll see how that goes.

"I know he's got a lot of respect from the players there. The players all seem happy that Matty has been placed in charge and Alan McLoughlin (academy boss) is going to help him as well.

"We just want to see how the week pans out. It gives me a bit of breathing space to decide what we're going to do and then hopefully get the right person who can finish the job off.

"We just want to try and meet as many people as we can because obviously it's a big decision.''

Power insisted he was helpless to prevent Flitcroft's departure north revealing that the situation was different to that of Town's interest in former Mansfield boss Steve Evans last summer, which the Nottinghamshire side warded off.

The chairman said that once Mansfield had approached him regarding Flitcroft's services, the wheels were largely in motion for him to join the Stags.

"It's a different contract. It was set compensation and a set pay-off, so obviously if we decided to sack David we'd pay him an amount and if someone comes in for him it's more or less the same amount,'' he added.

"The compensation is something that's always in a manager's contract anyway so it's not a negotiation. It's there.

"If a club pays that compensation, the club doesn't have a lot of choice anyway.

"Once a club comes on like that you know they are 90 per cent there, otherwise they wouldn't be asking. When the agent comes on you know things have moved on and that's just football.

"That's nothing against David or his people.

"I was a bit shocked and disappointed because I liked to think we'd done everything as a club to assist him.

"David did a decent enough job. We're not far off where we need to be. We've been a bit unfortunate with a few injuries but it (his departure) was certainly something we didn't need.

"I would have liked him to have taken it through to the end but he decided he wanted to go to Mansfield.