Bolton Wanderers are entrenched in a relegation battle they are currently finding hard to overcome, with the Trotters are currently second bottom of the Championship and four points from safety.
Phil Parkinson’s side have been beset with financial issues off the field which have of course affected their progress on it.
The former Bradford boss was named-dropped by a reliable journalist when a fan asked who could be in the running to replace David Hopkin after he left his post as manager of the Bantams.
Considering the tall task Wanderers have to escape League One and the problems they have had off the pitch, few could blame Parkinson if he were to return to the club he grew from League Two to be within five minutes of the Championship.
If he were to leave the University of Bolton Stadium between now and the end of the season, the club would probably consider an interim boss until the summer.
And in the intervening time, Wanderers could look for a new manager with the hope that new owners are in place, too.
With that said, here are THREE Parkinson replacements Bolton should consider if he jumps ship to Bradford
Out of work since his sacking from Stoke earlier in the season, under new ownership, Bolton would look a decent proposition in League One if they were to go down.
Rowett has a reputation to rebuild after a poor showing in the Championship with Derby and the Potters after a solid spell with Birmingham.
The Trotters could be the perfect place for him to rebuild is reputation as well as rebuild a club on its knees.
The Barnsley boss has worked wonders at Oakwell with a squad that got relegated from the Championship last year.
With key players leaving, too he has managed to build a side that is second in the third tier and primed for a return to the division they were in last season.
Stendel is highly-rated and the attraction of a team like Bolton in the third tier – or still in the
Championship – under new owners could possibly tempt him to the north west.
The Accrington Stanley boss has worked wonders for a team with the lowest budget in League One.
Having got the club promoted last season he has made them competitive in the third tier.
Maybe the unpopular choice or the less glamorous, his dogged approach to management could be what Bolton need regardless of what division they are in next year.
And he has earned the right to be linked with jobs such as these.