The Bournemouth boss has been named as a potential replacement for the under fire Everton manager.
The striker was left on the bench against Villarreal recently and there are questions over his future.
The Republic of Ireland Under-19 defender has earned his Premier League debut and first top-flight start over the past two weeks after breaking into Villa's senior squad.
West Brom were thrashed 3-0 by West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
The two sides meet in a huge clash next Sunday in the race for third place in the table.
The Owls guaranteed themselves a spot in the Championship playoffs.
The Newcastle United goalkeeper kept out former Magpies captain Yohan Cabaye from the spot on Saturday.
The striker scored his 30th league goal of the season on Saturday.
The Aston Villa loanee was not meant to take the free kick, which he scored.
West Ham beat West Brom 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.