There is news this morning of more departures from the coaching staff at Burnley Football Club, with first team coach, goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes and chief scout Cliff Roberts all leaving to join up with former Clarets boss Owen Coyle.

The departure of Davis will be particularly galling to Clarets fans, who only this week saw him appointed caretaker manager in the wake of Coyle’s leaving.

Davis was thought by many to be a future Clarets manager and currently holds a 100% record after he led Burnley to a 1-0 win at Leicester City after the sacking of Steve Cotterill in October 2007.

When Owen Coyle was then appointed manager Davis was retained in the coaching staff and it is likely that the club’s bosses would have insisted the new manager would have found a place for the former Burnley defender in their staff.

Chairman Barry Kilby is now under pressure to appoint Coyle’s successor before the weekend trip to Old Trafford.

Kilby has appointed youth team coach Terry Pashley and Clarets legend and head of youth development Martin Dobson in temporary charge, but will hope to have a permanent manager in place before the weekend.

The News of the World today reports that Coyle will try and hijack Burnley’s proposed move for Arsenal’s prodigiously talented midfielder Jack Wilshere and will also move for Clarets players Tyrone Mears and Chris Eagles, both of whom were signed by Coyle in his reign at Burnley.

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark is the current favourite with the bookmakers to be appointed Burnley manager.