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Rovers hoping to decide manager by end of Forest clash
VENKY’S will hold further talks with members of the Ewood Park hierarchy in the hope of deciding on their managerial target before the end of today’s Championship clash with Nottingham Forest.
Global advisor Shebby Singh told the Lancashire Telegraph he was hopeful an appointment could be made today, after submitting his favoured options, but it is believed he is yet to be given the green light.
Singh (pictured below) yesterday declined to comment on the managerial process but sources from India have told the Lancashire Telegraph he is expected to hold further talks with his bosses later today.
He is understood to be confident of securing the services of his suggested manager quickly, should the owners back his vision, and would then be hopeful of making the appointment imminently.
Operations director Paul Agnew and managing director Derek Shaw returned from crisis talks with the owners in India late on Sunday night.
The duo were last night waiting to hear from the owners, to finalise the details of their discussions, but Agnew said: “We held very productive talks with the owners.”
It is understood Shaw and Agnew have raised concerns about the current running of the club within Ewood and are hopeful order can be restored in the next few days.
Reserve team boss Gary Bowyer will continue in temporary charge for this afternoon’s visit of Nottingham Forest, having helped end Rovers’ four-match losing streak with a win at Barnsley on Saturday.
He will have striker David Goodwillie back available for selection while it is understood Morten Gamst Pedersen will also be back in the squad after being surprisingly axed at the weekend.
Venky’s are understood to have received conflicting advise from Singh on one hand and from Agnew and Shaw on the other, with all of them hoping to get confirmation of the way forward today.
The likes of Billy Davies and Karl Robinson are being strongly linked by various bookmakers, while former Rovers boss is believed to have yet received any contact from the club.
Rovers’ players and coaches remained in the dark last night as everyone at the club awaits news from India on their next move.