Earlier this week in the wake of Owen Coyle's sacking, we ran through the top five contenders with the bookies.
Sadly for fans of the Trotters, the top two were the uninspiring duo of Mick McCarthy and Alex McLeish.
But what about lower down the odds list?
Some of the names punters can bet on will leave fans scratching their heads, or simply shaking them in a combination of disgust or amusement.
Here are 10 of the more unlikelier options to take over at the Reebok.
Jose Mourinho - Best price 16/1
Pep Guardiola - Best price 16/1
Alan Pardew - Best price 20/1
Jamie Carragher - Best price 20/1
Steven Gerrard - Best price 20/1
Owen Coyle comeback - Best price 20/1
David Moyes - Best price 50/1
Sir Alex Ferguson - Best price 66/1
Kevin Keegan - Best price 66/1
Mark Hughes - Best price 66/1
Which of the 10 is most unlikely to take over? Would you spent your cash betting on any of them?
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