Who would be the better choice for the Blackburn job? Now that Alan Shearer has politely excused himself and eased back into his relaxed BBC career, it looks to be a two-horse race between the young and talented Paul Guv’nor Ince and the old hand Sam Allardyce. Ince has done a brilliant job at MK Dons, but has he got it in him to jump two divisions? On the other hand, Allardyce’s last attempt at management showed all the attacking panache and dynamism of a Douglas Bader and Ironside strikeforce.
“Blackburn Rovers appeared to be facing a choice of the untested and the unpopular last night after Alan Shearer ruled himself out of the race to succeed Mark Hughes as the club’s manager. Chief executive, John Williams, must now decide whether to approach MK Dons for permission to speak to Paul Ince – he had not as of yesterday afternoon – or proceed with Sam Allardyce, installed last night as bookies’ favourite. (Independent)”
So which would be preferable?