Alan Shearer among favourites for Blackburn manager’s job

Alan Shearer has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Steve Kean at Ewood Park, with the Blackburn Rovers chief executive confirming that the BBC pundit is in the frame to take charge of the Championship side.

Alan Shearer among favourites for Blackburn manager’s job

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October 8th, 2012

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Kean resigned from managerial duties a fortnight ago and the club are now reviewing the ’20 good applications’ for the post which are thought to also include the names of Mick McCarthy, Roy Kean and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, owners Venky’s might be attracted by the name of Shearer who is one of Rovers’ best ever players although he barely has any managerial experience of note.

“I’m sure it would be a popular appointment but even more than getting fans excited we need a good manager who’ll get us to the Premier League and keep us in the Premier League,” said Shaw.

“Obviously someone with Alan’s football record, he’ll be on the list that we have a good look at. I wouldn’t confirm anything at this moment in time. There’s a number of names being put forward for our job and those names have been forwarded on to the owners with comments. We’re possibly getting a little bit nearer the interviewing stage but there’s no one ruled in and no one ruled out.

“There’s been a lot of people inquiring about the job,” said Shaw. “Some people [who are] in work, some people out of work. I would have thought [there has been] about 20 good, proper applications.”

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