Two candidates neck-and-neck in Blackburn manager race

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Blackburn chairman John Williams reckons a new managerial appointment should be made at the end of the week, and it’s looking like one of two candidates at the moment. In the red corner, we have Sam Allardyce, good at Bolton and not given much time to be anything other than a failure at Newcastle. In the red corner, we have Paul Ince, a rookie manager who has done well with Macclesfield and MK Dons, but is totally unproven at this level.

The BBC report that Rovers hope to have someone in place over the next few days and the betting suggests that the pair are neck-and-neck in the selection process. Is it possible that they will both be installed as a managerial team or would that not work?

“The process is still on-going and we are on target for the end of this week,” said Williams.

“We are not going rush anything, the most important thing is that we get the right man for the job,” said Williams.

Will it be the right man or the right men? Or will Steve McClaren force his way into the board’s thinking? After all, he did win the Carling Cup with Middlesbrough at the expense of Allardyce’s Bolton. It comes down to whether Blackburn are prepared to go a) with the direct style of experienced Allardyce, b) for a risk with Ince or c) give McClaren a chance to prove that he is a top coach despite the England debacle.

Who will they choose???

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