Singh: No hurry for Blackburn

Blackburn global advisor Shebby Singh insists the club will not

rush into appointing a new manager.

Rovers are looking for a new man to fill the Ewood Park hotseat

after Steve Kean called time on his chequered 21-month reign as

boss, stating that he was “forced” to step down and that his

position had become “untenable”.

Various names have been linked with Rovers, who are currently

ninth in the Championship, over the last couple of days, with

former striker Alan Shearer, ex-midfielder Tim Sherwood and

much-travelled Swede Sven Goran Eriksson all linked.

Singh confirmed the club had been inundated with applications,

telling Sky Sports News: “It has been a pleasant surprise despite

the club having a lot of negative publicity.

“I would say it is an important job so I am pleasantly surprised

there is a lot of people wanting to be a part of Blackburn


“I would love to do it as soon as possible. It could be one week

or three weeks. While we are in a hurry to appoint a new manager,

we will not be rushed into it.”

Despite the speculation, Singh refused to name any possible

successors to Kean but suggested the list was full of quality.

“They are big names of course. Not so big names as well (are on

the list), good coaches and it is a very interesting mix,” he


“There are a lot of big names from football and definitely there

are big, big names on that list. In this moment of time, I will not

release any names.

“You can not ask a man of Sven Goran Eriksson’s experience to

apply for a job. That would be an insult to him. When we deem it

fit to speak to someone who is in that category we will make the

first approach.”

In the meantime, Eric Black has the task of lifting Rovers up

the table, with Singh fully behind the caretaker boss.

“Eric is now in charge of the team,” he added.

“This is a very difficult time for Eric because he is still

trying to instil his ideas on the team and it will take some time.

Day-to-day management of the team is in the hands of Eric