Burnley have confirmed that Owen Coyle has held talks with Bolton Wanderers about the managerial vacancy at the Reebok Stadium.
Coyle has been in charge at Turf Moor for just over two years and helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League last season.
He had previously denied being interested in the Bolton post, which is up for grabs following the recent sacking of Gary Megson.
However, Coyle has now spoken to the Trotters, who he played for between 1993 and 1995.
A statement on the Clarets' official website read: "Burnley Football Club can now confirm that manager Owen Coyle has held discussions with Bolton Wanderers FC over the vacant manager's position at the Reebok Stadium.
"Burnley Football Club chairman Barry Kilby will now meet with Coyle to discuss his future at Turf Moor.
"This will take place following Coyle's return from Scotland on Monday evening.
"Burnley Football Club will not make any further comment at this time."