Blackburn look set to turn to Tottenham assistant first team coach Tim Sherwood as the man to replace Steve Kean.
Kean’s position is become weaker by the day and reports indicate that the club’s owners, the Venky’s have finally decided to dispense with the Scot. Falling attendances, a direct result of the fan’s support for Kean, and a lack of an official sponsor are believed to be behind the decision to get rid of the manager.
Ewood Park crowds are down 40% and it has emerged that current match day revenue does not cover the wages of summer signings Jordan Rhodes, Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu.
According to the Daily Mail, the Venky’s believe that Sherwood, a member of the club’s title winning side of 1995, is the man to restore stability to the club and they plan of making a formal approach to Tottenham this week.
The 43 year old is believed to be keen to step up to the role of manager after four years as assistant first-team coach at Spurs and his departure looks even more likely following the paper also reporting that it is that he will be considered for the role of director of football alongside Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is hoping to appoint Barcelona’s former technical director Txiki Begiristain to that position.