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And so the search begins

Rovers are on the lookout for a new boss after a turbulent last week ended with the 'forced resignation' of hated manager Steve Kean.

The news came out at 8pm on Friday night that Kean had resigned/been pushed out of the door/played the victim for the 1,435,623th time and that Eric Black would take charge for the next day's game with Charlton.

Rovers fans were delighted but the club was a little bit shellshocked and in the circumstances a 1-1 draw at the Valley should be looked upon favourably.

But with that out of the way the search is on for a new man to take the helm.

A shortlist is thought to have been devised with many a name on including the likes of Tim Sherwood, Alan Shearer, Jurgen Klinsmann, Keith Hill and many more which will likely be weeded through in the next week or so.

It's a big call and one that the club has to get right.

It has come to light that current temporary manager and former Kean assistant Eric Black will be given a chance to impress (where have I heard this before?) and stake a claim, but the odds are on the club ultimately looking for someone a little bit more high profile to fill the slot.

Eric Black told the Lancashire Telegraph - "I haven`t even thought about it. I haven`t even reflected on it.

"I have been rather busy since 8pm last night.

"We will see what the owners decide. The games come fast and thick. I haven`t even thought about it, it has been a bit of a whirlwind.

"The owners will decide where the club goes and I am sure they will make the right decision."

Rovers have approached at least one manager with Spurs having knocked them back for the chance to talk to Tim Sherwood, currently assistant first team coach at White Hart Lane. It appears they would have their work cut out as well with Sherwood reportedly not keen on a move to Rovers.

Sherwood commented - "That`s all they are - just rumours. That`s all I know about it.

"I`ve got a great job where I am.

"There ain`t nothing to consider. It`s just speculation.

"I love what I do. I`m happy at the football club - it`s a great project."

It's going to be a busy period.




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 1 2012

Time: 10:55AM

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And please do not give it another thought Black. To near to that man for me.
FLEETWOOD ROVER
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01/10/2012 11:12:00

And please do not give it another thought Black. To near to that man for me.
FLEETWOOD ROVER
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01/10/2012 11:12:00

Lovely sherwood turned us down we need a manager not a 1st team coach we need some won that can fight bring back souness
tubzz
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01/10/2012 12:15:00

Lovely sherwood turned us down we need a manager not a 1st team coach we need some won that can fight bring back souness
tubzz
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01/10/2012 12:15:00

I'd rather they took some time and got this right - it's a massive decision.
Mikey Delap
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01/10/2012 12:48:00

I'd rather they took some time and got this right - it's a massive decision.
Mikey Delap
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01/10/2012 12:48:00

Hopefully you will now all get what you desrve A manager who is desperate for any job because no creditable manager would touch you with a barge poll. Youre next man will be a from overseas oblivious to you lot and a club who once bought the title and down hill eversince. Good luck Steve PS will you go and Manage Sheffield United Next
andymac-scoresagoal
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01/10/2012 13:16:00

Hopefully you will now all get what you desrve A manager who is desperate for any job because no creditable manager would touch you with a barge poll. Youre next man will be a from overseas oblivious to you lot and a club who once bought the title and down hill eversince. Good luck Steve PS will you go and Manage Sheffield United Next
andymac-scoresagoal
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01/10/2012 13:16:00

andymac - I totally agree... Steven Kean go and manage Sheffield United.
FreidelNo.1
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01/10/2012 13:42:00

andymac - I totally agree... Steven Kean go and manage Sheffield United.
FreidelNo.1
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01/10/2012 13:42:00

Black Stated "I haven't even thought about it". Is he lying or is he unimaginative? Either way, not good attributes for a manager.
r.waterfall
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01/10/2012 22:40:00

Black Stated "I haven't even thought about it". Is he lying or is he unimaginative? Either way, not good attributes for a manager.
r.waterfall
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01/10/2012 22:40:00

 

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