Blackburn Rovers are reportedly set to draw up a shortlist of approximately three to four managers on Thursday. The vacancy has attracted a lot of interest ever since Steve Kean was "forced to resign" at the end of September, with a variety of different managers in contention to step up to the plate at Ewood Park.
The betting is currently too close to call with ex-Wolves boss Mick McCarthy and former Rovers players Tim Sherwood and Alan Shearer featuring at the top of the Next Blackburn Rovers Manager market. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Roy Keane and Owen Coyle are also being linked with the in-demand job, while Sven Goran Eriksson has emerged as a surprise contender.
Rovers have failed to win any of their three matches since Kean's departure, which looks to have cost caretaker manager Eric Black the chance of landing the job permanently, although the owners have refused to rule him out. Supporters will be eager for the club to install a new manager at the helm sooner rather than later in order to get their promotion push back on track, with Rovers recently slipping down to ninth in the Championship, having taken just two points from their last four games.
Venky’s are refusing to be rushed into an appointment, with the club’s Indian owners determined to find the right man for the job. They are believed to be keen to find a manager with experience, which doesn’t bode well for Shearer and Sherwood. On Thursday they are expected to reveal the identity of a handful of suitable candidates for the vacancy, and don’t be surprised if a shock contender is thrown into the mix.