Owen Coyle is expected to be sacked by Bolton Wanderers today.

The Sun says incredibly, the Trotters want to try to tempt former boss Sam Allardyce back at the end of the season.

Coyle is on the way out, having made a poor start to Bolton's Championship campaign after relegation from the Premier League last season.

Chairman Phil Gartside has been a fierce defender of the Scot since luring him from Burnley in January 2010.

Though Gartside and West Ham United manager Allardyce fell out after Big Sam quit in 2007 - eventually going on to manage Newcastle United - he is now wanted back at the Reebok.