Former Scotland wing Kenny Logan believes Andy Robinson's initial successor as Scotland head coach should be an interim boss.
Robinson resigned on Sunday following the 21-15 defeat to Tonga in Aberdeen, a result which saw Scotland fall to 12th in the world rankings following 10 losses in 13 Tests.
Senior assistant coach Scott Johnson and former Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen, who is now head of player acquisition at the SRU, are leading candidates for a caretaker position.
Stuart Lancaster performed a similar role for England after Martin Johnson's departure as manager before being handed the job on a full-time basis.
"It would be silly to try to get a coach for the start of the Six Nations. Do what England have done, see how the players react and what happens," said Logan.
"I wouldn't rush into getting somebody before Christmas. I'd let the team sweat and see how they perform under Scott Johnson.
"There's not loads of coaches going to jump for the job, it's a big job to take on.
"If Scott Johnson does well, give him the job. Every coach has got baggage."
Nick Mallett, Jake White, Todd Blackadder, Wayne Smith and Bryan Redpath have all been linked with the job on a permanent basis.