Stanley hope to begin interviewing for the vacant manager’s position next week.
The club has received applications from around 40 genuine candidates and the board aim to draw up a shortlist by the end of the week.
Depending on how talks progress next week, the Reds could then be in a position to appoint Leam Richardson’s successor by next Friday.
“We think we’ve received all the applications we’re going to get so hopefully we’ll start talking to people next week,” said the club’s managing director Rob Heys.
“In the past we’ve always had someone in mind straight away but now we have time to do it properly.”
Former managerial duo John Coleman and Jimmy Bell told the club last week they would welcome a return to the Store First Stadium while James Beattie, who’s been player-coach with the Reds since November, is believed to have expressed an interest in becoming manager.
Andy Hessenthaler was linked with the job after stepping down from his role as director of football at League Two champions Gillingham on Tuesday.
And although he’s since said there’s been no contact with Stanley, he admitted he’d be happy to talk should the club wish to make contact.
“There has been a lot of interest,” said Heys. “It’s reassuring that Accrington is a club that people want to come and be a part of.
“I think towards the end of last season there was such a fantastic team spirit around the place. People move on to other clubs and will take that away and tell other people how Accrington’s a really good place to work.
“I think that helps as much when you’re trying to recruit a manager as it does when you’re recruiting players. The manager that we appoint will almost be in a unique position in that we’re not into sacking managers.
“The idea of people only getting 10, 11, 12 months to prove themselves is almost ridiculous. When people come to Accrington they know they’ll be afforded the time to put things in place and hopefully make a success of the job.”
With the manager’s position being vacant, Heys and chairman Peter Marsden have had to decide on which players to retain from last season’s squad.
“We’ve an idea of the budget we’ll be working towards next season,” Heys added. “Unfortunately for the ones who didn’t feature that much last season, it’s a decision that makes itself in terms of who to release.
“We’re in a tough position – you don’t want to put a team together for a manager and force it on him. But at the same time we’ve got some good young lads who you don’t want to move on.
“One of the strengths of last season was the togetherness and the way everybody pulled together and, the lads who are out of contract, we’ve been keen to make them a reasonable offer to keep that team spirit together.
“We’ve also looked at the ability and character of the lads and feel they’d play well under any manager.
“Some of the ones who did really well will get better offers and you can understand them moving on. They’re the ones the new manager will have to replace.”