PHIL Parkinson has been linked with a managerial return in League One at Lincoln City.

The former Wanderers boss is among the favourites to succeed Danny and Nicky Cowley, who were appointed at Huddersfield Town yesterday.

Parkinson left Bolton last month after three full seasons in charge, the first of which ended with promotion to the Championship.

He has also had success in this division with Colchester United and Bradford City.

It is understood, however, that Parkinson has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant role at Southend United.

Bookmakers installed him as the early favourite to take over at Roots Hall from Kevin Bond, who resigned last week. He also topped a poll run by The Bolton News’ sister title, The Echo, on who fans wanted to see as the next Southend boss.

Newport boss Mike Flynn is the odds on favourite for the Lincoln job, with the likes of Ian Culverhouse, Gareth Ainsworth and Nigel Adkins also strongly linked.

Another former Wanderer, Kevin Nolan, is also thought to be interested in the Lincoln post after missing out on the job at Bolton.

The ex-club captain was among the managerial candidates considered by the Football Ventures consortium but was pipped to the post by Keith Hill.

Nolan has previous experience of management at Leyton Orient and Notts County.