The Sheffield United defender could face former club Nottingham Forest on Saturday, five years after leaving the Reds for rivals Derby County.
The Reds have arguably the best youth academy in the Midlands, unearthing a series of stars down the years.
Nottingham Forest have reportedly made an approach for the Burton Albion boss, who has also managed at Sheffield United and Derby County.
HITC Sport understands duo are chasing Sheffield United defender.
Kieron Freeman was shown a straight red last night against Brentford in League One, before the referee realised he'd made the wrong decision.