With Burnley seemingly about to lose Owen Coyle to Premiership rivals Bolton, the speculation begins over his successor at Turf Moor. One of the early front runners is Swansea boss Paula Sousa as the Clarets want another young up-and-coming manager in the hot seat.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is known to have his admirers in the boardroom at Turf Moor while Sir Alex Ferguson's son Darren, could be another contender after leading Peterborough United to successive promotions before his shock exit earlier this season.