Former Barnsley and Rotherham United manager Mark Robins is in contention to make a return to management as the new boss of Bristol City, according to The Mirror.
Robins rivals Ex-Cardiff City boss Dave Jones for the post after Keith Millen was sacked on Monday after a heavy defeat defeat by Blackpool consigned City to an eighth game without a win.
A move to City would be another rise on the ladder for the former United man, who built his reputation at Rotherham before his move to Barnsley which ended after he resigned in May.
Another of Sir Alex Ferguson's young protege's, Robins is credited with having saved the Scot's job after scoring for United against Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup third round tie in 1990.
United went on to win the trophy, the first of many under Ferguson, and a move for Robins, who was linked with a vacant managers position at Cardiff, after his competitor for the City post, Jones, was sacked at the end of the season.
City are currently rock bottom of the Npower Championship having picked up just two wins from their 10 league matches.