Charlton chief executive Peter Varney has settled on a shortlist of candidates to replace Alan Curbishley.
The deadline for applications was last Wednesday and Varney has whittled down the number of possibilities in order to begin interviewing for the post.
'After considering all the applications we have now drawn up a shortlist of the potential candidates for the manager's job,' he said.
'We will now start the process of talking to those who have made the shortlist and where necessary seek the permission of their clubs to talk to potential candidates.'
Varney has refused to reveal how many names are in contention and will not confirm how long he expects the interview process to take.
'We will not be releasing any detail about the shortlist or information about when interviews will be taking place,' he told the club's website.
'No further comment will be made on the process until we are ready to name the new manager of Charlton Athletic.'
Curbishley announced his shock resignation last month with Sunday's 4-0 defeat by Manchester United his final game in charge of Charlton after 15 years at The Valley.
Hull boss Peter Taylor, Reading manager Steve Coppell, Colchester chief Phil Parkinson, Brentford's Martin Allen and Wolves coach Glenn Hoddle have been linked with the job.