John Eustace will become Blackburn Rovers' new manager, replacing Jon Dahl Tomasson.

The former Birmingham City boss is set to return to work after leaving St Andrew's in October. He could be in charge at Ewood Park on Saturday for the visit of Stoke City. If not, Damien Johnson and/or David Lowe are likely to lead the team.

Eustace should then take Rovers against his former club on Tuesday night in what are two huge games in the context of Rovers' season. The team sit five points above the relegation zone with Stoke and Birmingham two sides between them and the bottom three.

The 44-year-old's arrival will coincide with the formal announcement that Tomasson has left the club. The departure is likely to be termed as mutual consent but it's understood that the Dane once again offered his resignation.

There has still be no official confirmation but a statement confirming Tomasson's departure, at the very least, is expected on Friday.

Tomasson had 16 months left to run on the three-year contract he signed in 2022. The relationship between the board and the former AC Milan striker had become untenable.

The club blocked Tomasson from speaking to the media last Friday after the end of the January transfer window. The Rovers head coach then delivered an explosive post-match press conference after the 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Frustrations with the January transfer window and, in particular, the failed registration of Duncan McGuire, has been viewed as the final straw for Tomasson. The relationship has been fractured since the summer when the club dropped a 'hand grenade' after the budget was cut due to Venky's problems in India.

On the pitch, things had taken a turn for the worse too. Rovers have won one of their last 11 Championship games, taking five points from a possible 33. Considering they were seventh on December 1, the season has quickly unwound and they now find themselves in a relegation battle.