Hearts captain Christophe Berra is hoping for a quick appointment regarding the club's new manager.
Caretaker boss Stephen Frail is currently on gardening leave, while Mark McGhee and Vladimir Weiss have rejected the job.
Owner Vladimir Romanov met with Jurgen Rober last week, although the German coach appears unlikely to accept the role.
With the squad now back for pre-season training, Berra admits it is important for the club to install a new boss as soon as possible.
"Hopefully we will get a manager in soon and he can bring players in and influence his style on the team," Berra told the club's official website.
"You can't really sign players without having a manager, so that has to be a priority. If we can get stability on and off the pitch then I'm sure we can get back to the heights where we were a couple of years ago.
"Hearts is a great club and has developed a lot of good players. Given the right structure I'm sure that will continue to happen.
"I am sure the club is working hard to get a new manager and hopefully that will happen shortly and we can get a good pre-season in."
Berra's future at Tynecastle has also been the subject of speculation, with Wolves reportedly interested, but the defender is accustomed to rumours about a possible move.
He added: "I'm a Hearts player at the moment and whoever I play for in my career I will always give 100 per cent.
"I don't know what the future holds for me and it will be up to Mr Romanov if he wants to sell me or not. If I am here, I want to keep improving and developing as a footballer.
"There is always speculation surrounding players. It has happened to me in the past and I've always dealt with it."