Micky Adams of Port Vale, Northampton's Ian Sampson and Shrewsbury chief Paul Simpson make up the list of contenders.
The winner will be announced on Saturday afternoon ahead of Bury's trip to Bradford.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United.
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has joined Chelsea from Roma on a five-year contract.
Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton after a record-breaking career at Manchester United.