Swansea boss Sousa on Burnley shortlist

Burnley are ready to go young again with their next manager.

Owen Coyle is expected to be named Bolton Wanderers manager in the next 48 hours.

The Times says despite their form, the Burnley hierarchy is still bullish about the club’s prospects of staying in the top flight, but wants to appoint an up-and-coming manager in the mould of Coyle, who does not necessarily have experience of the Premier League.

Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex Ferguson, who is out of work after guiding Peterborough United to successive promotions, is expected to be interested in the job. He is also being tracked by Preston North End, the Championship club who sacked Alan Irvine last week.

But Burnley have also been impressed with the work of Paulo Sousa, the Swansea City manager, and Ian Holloway, of Blackpool, as they mull over their options.

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