Sky Sports understands Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Burton Albion.
The Brewers sacked Paul Peschisolido after Saturday's 4-1 defeat at home by Torquay stretched their winless run to 14 games.
Gary Rowett and Kevin Poole have taken temporary charge of Burton, but the club's board are drawing up a shortlist of names to succeed Peschisolido.
Cox is thought to figure highly on Burton's wanted list after impressing at Mansfield and former club Eastwood Town.
40-year-old Cox, who took charge of Mansfield last May, has guided the Stags into third spot in the Blue Square Bet Premier after going on a run of six wins in seven games.
Cox is regarded as one of the best young coaches in the lower leagues and guided Eastwood Town to two promotions and an FA Cup third round appearance during his five years at the club.