Ex-Chelsea coach enters running to manage Blackburn

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Will Steve McClaren, Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce be overtaken on the line by this dark horse, finishing fast on the rails? The Guardian report that Henk Ten Cate is back in the race to be the next Blackburn manager, with Rovers chairman John Williams jetting out to see the Dutchman yesterday, quizzing him over the possibility of becoming the next manager at Ewood Park.

It had been thought that the former Chelsea assistant coach, who seemed to have a habit of falling out with players, was going to join Panathinaikos on a two-year contract, although it appears that he’s stalled over this while Blackburn remain interested in his services.

Before arriving for his ill-fated stint at Stamford Bridge, Ten Cate coached Ajax and was assistant to Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona. The question is whether he’s a better number two (a la Steve McClaren) than main manager. Perhaps we’ll find out in the Premier League next season!

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