The club has received more than 50 notes of interest in the job at Westfield after 41-year-old Hartley left the club on Monday.
The Falkirk Herald believes just FOUR names are on the shortlist for consideration and these candidates will be assessed on the top floor of The Falkirk Stadium tonight.
Bairns chiefs are eyeing as quick an appointment as possible to steer the club back on an even keel after a disastrous start to the league campaign conceding six goals in three matches with just one scored and no points on the board.
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The Falkirk Herald understands of quartet of potential Bairns bosses, not all are Scottish.
Hartley’s assistant Gordon Young has been taking the squad ahead of Saturday’s league match in Dingwall.
McBookie continue to make ex-Ross County boss Jim McIntyre favourite for the role while odds have shortened on present Ayr United boss Ian McCall returning to the club. McCall refused to speak about the vacancy when a panellist on national radio last night.
Other names to have been touted for the role locally are Jim Duffy, David Weir, Lee Clark and David Hopkin.