Southend United parted company with Phil Brown over the weekend and are sat in a precarious position, fourth-bottom of the National League.
In the early bookies’ odds after the dismissal, Sheridan is among a host of recognisable names priced at 25/1, with another former Owls figure, Graham Coughlan, priced much shorter at 4/1.
Coughlan, whose daughter represents Sheffield Wednesday Ladies FC, currently works on the coaching staff with Sheffield United’s under-23 side alongside Darren Currie. Currie is currently the bookies’ evens favourite for the job.
Also believed to be in with a shout of the job are former Bromley boss Neil Smith and another former Swindon manager in John McGreal.