Bury have granted Crawley Town permission to speak to manager Richie Barker about the vacant post at the Broadfield Stadium.
Shakers chairman Brian Fenton confirmed to BBC Radio Manchester that Barker will hold talks with the Sussex side.
League One Crawley are currently without a manager after
Sean O'Driscoll joined Nottingham Forest last month.
Barker took over as Bury boss on a caretaker basis in April 2011 and
took the job permanently last June.
The approach for Barker comes after
Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth
Sheffield United academy manager John Pemberton
turned down the job this summer.
Craig Brewster is in his second spell as caretaker manager after
guiding the club to promotion from League Two
last season once
Steve Evans moved to Rotherham in April.
O'Driscoll's departure for Championship side Forest came before he had even managed a game for the Red Devils.