Former Rovers striker favourite to take over at Ewood Park.
Alan Shearer is the front-runner to take over as Blackburn manager as owners Venky’s prepare to put an end to Steve Kean’s public torment.
Venky’s bosses are studying reports of Saturday’s shambolic home defeat by West Bromwich before deciding whether to axe Kean now or hand him one final opportunity, in Tuesday’s basement battle with Bolton.
Either way, former Blackburn striker Shearer is ready to step in after being nominated by key advisers as the prime candidate to restore harmony at a club riven by public opposition to Kean and plummeting player morale.
Monday’s Lancashire Evening Telegraph, the influential local newspaper, is expected to call for Kean’s removal in a front page editorial.
After a brief spell in charge of Newcastle, it is understood Shearer is interested in taking the reins, despite Blackburn’s perilous position near the foot of the Barclays Premier League and the likelihood that he would have only a modest budget in the January transfer window.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Now there is no doubt that Steve Kean deserves the sack, and should have been fired some time ago, but is Alan Shearer the right man to take over at the struggling Premier League club? Yes he is still a hero at the club he helped to Premier League glory but does that mean he is the ideal candidate to take over at Blackburn Rovers?
Remember the 41 year old was installed as Newcastle United boss back in April 2009, charged with the responsibility of keeping the Magpies from the drop, but managed just one win in eight games and failed to prevent relegation, could something similar occur at Ewood Park?