Date:Saturday June 7 2008
Blackburn Rovers are not short of candidates for the vacant managers job at Ewood Park with former Chelsea coach Henk ten Cate understood to have become the latest to throw his hat into the ring.
Steve McClaren seems to want the job (and has backing from Don McKay) as does Sam Allardyce, with Alan Shearer one of the fans favourites for this along with MK Dons manager Paul Ince, however, he may not have the qualifications required?!?! Former Glasgow Rangers and Dutch International manager and current Zenit St Petersburg's manager Dick Advocaat and Preston's Alan Irvine are also being linked with ten Cate understood to be the latest to express his interest in the position.
After Chelsea sacked Avram Grant ten Cate expected to stay at Stamford Bridge but he was also relieved of his duties, but after holding talks with Panathinaikos about becoming their new manager he has apparently broken off talks while he awaits the outcome of his chances of coming to Ewood, something that another alledged Panathinaikos target Michael Laudrup has also done.
There ARE plenty of names being mooted, Ince and Shearer seem to be the favourites among the fans but Laudrup is also gaining some backing, however, personally I feel that he could only use Rovers as a short-term stepping stone to further his career??? 53-year-old ten Cate had helped Barcelona to Spanish Titles and the Champions League so does have the quality and of course experience, but is he the man that is wanted though?!?!
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Date:Saturday June 7 2008
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