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Rovers ponder plan B after Tim Sherwood setback
BLACKBURN Rovers were left seriously considering alternative managerial options last night after attempts to open talks with Tim Sherwood were knocked back for a second time.
Global advisor Shebby Singh believes Rovers’ Premier League winning skipper would be a good candidate in the race to succeed Steve Kean – but has so far been frustrated in efforts to discuss the opportunity with him.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a big admirer of his technical co-ordinator Sherwood and is demanding a hefty compensation fee for the 43-year-old to be agreed before granting permission to any approach.
Sherwood though is under-stood to be keen on discussing the position further with Rovers owners but has been left waiting for an agreement to be struck between the two clubs.
Singh is understood to the main driver of attempts to lure Sherwood to Ewood, with other members of Rovers’ hierarchy advocating a more experienced appointment.
Blackpool’s Ian Holloway has been seriously discussed and the Fylde Coast outfit have been bracing themselves for an approach for the past few days.
As yet, Rovers have yet to make any formal move for the Bristolian and, with other names on their short list, discussions were continuing last night about what their next should be.
Rovers have far from given up on their attempts to land Sherwood though and remain hopeful they will ultimately get the opportunity to discuss a move with their former midfielder.
They are left hoping Sherwood himself holds talks with Levy to request permission to speak to Rovers, as he looks to start a managerial career.
Rovers are unlikely to simply walk away from their efforts though and talks between Singh and Spurs are likely to continue in an attempt to find a solution.
Rovers though are believed to have spoken to several other potential managers since last week and have other options should their attempts to talk to Sherwood ultimately fail.
Any appointment is looking increasingly unlikely ahead of Saturday's trip to Derby County, with caretaker boss Eric Black expected to continue in temporary charge.