Souness Rules Out Burnley Switch
Former Blackburn Rovers manager Graeme Souness has ruled out the possibility of taking over bitter rivals Burnley.
Souness, out of work since he was sacked by Newcastle United (who he left Rovers for) had been strongly linked with the Burnley job (as well as the vacant position with Wigan Athletic, as he was Bolton Wanderers and takeover bids at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton), but he has declared that his history with Rovers would prove too much of a stumbling block, and is not going to be taking any job unless it appeals to him (which clearly this didn't!!!) so has declared himself out of the running to take over from Steve Cotterill.
Souness told the Lancashire Telegraph: "That would be an impossible job for me to do because of my Blackburn connections.
"I've been linked with a lot of jobs recently but I'm busy with other things.
"Unless something really excites me, I won't be making a comeback."
Such a shame, Burnley's search will now have to continue. However, former Rovers striker Mike Newell has also been linked with the job and IS understood to be much keener than Souness was to take over at Turf Moor.
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