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Blackburn Rovers set to interview second candidate – and it’s not Paul Ince

Who will replace Mark Hughes as Blackburn manager? They will certainly have a tough job on their hands keeping the nucleus of the current squad together, in addition to bringing in fresh talent to try and ensure a top half Premier League finish is realised once again. Sam Allardyce has already thrown his hat into the ring and been granted an interview at Ewood Park, which is more than ‘fan favourite’ Paul Ince has received thus far.

However, Sporting Life report that Rovers are to interview a second candidate and he might not be everyone’s flavour of the month. Indeed, it might not be the appointment that anybody wants, but surely this gentleman has to be considered on the shortlist now?

Former England manager Steve McClaren is to be interviewed for the Blackburn job today, according to reports.

McClaren has been out of work since England’s unsuccessful Euro 2008 qualifying campaign came to an end last November.

Not strictly true to say he has been out of work. After all, BBC Five Live found a place for him as a co-commentator during Euro 2008. His first assignment was a Croatia match, oh the irony! However, he’s made a swift return to the UK in order to persuade the Blackburn powers-that-be that he’s still got it, despite evidence pointing to the contrary.

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