Gregg Broughton is set to leave Blackburn Rovers from his role as Director of Football, The Lancashire Telegraph understands.

Reports circulated over the weekend that Rovers were set to make a change at the top of their recruitment team which are accurate. There was speculation and whispers about Broughton's future following the failure to sign Duncan McGuire in January. 

Though Broughton was not directly involved in the human error that led to paperwork missing the EFL's deadline, there were question marks about whether he should remain in charge.

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He remained in situ and, in March, Broughton insisted he was fully committed to his role at Rovers during an interview with this publication.

"I'm very privileged to be working for the football club where they want to better themselves and be sustainable," he said.

"We are working towards getting back to becoming a Premier League club. I couldn't ask for any more in terms of a working environment or an objective.

"What we have to do now is get real clarity on what that looks like moving forward. Once we get over the hurdle being presented to the owners on a global scale going forward.

"When we've had clarity, we have shown we can work in an efficient way. It is a privilege and I am very lucky to be part of that."

With recruitment plans for the summer window taking shape, Broughton is set to leave Ewood Park. The club are yet to make any comment on a potential exit.

Broughton joined Rovers in June 2022 as part of a new footballing structure after the exit of Tony Mowbray. Rovers installed him as their Director of Football, with Jon Dahl Tomasson and then John Eustace titled 'head coach'.

He joined the club having spent the previous four-and-a-half years at Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt as their Academy Director. Broughton had also spent time at Norwich City and was deemed the right fit for the role by the board.

However, his time at the club has not been without challenges. In the last two January transfer windows, Rovers have failed to sign players on deadline day, most embarrassingly announcing the arrival of McGuire, only for the paperwork not to have been spent.

Broughton also had to deal with the challenges of Venky's problems in India, which saw the recruitment budget reduced by 20% and the club unable to sign players for a six-week window last summer. 

Despite remaining in his post beyond January, there were signs that perhaps there could be changes behind the scenes this summer.

Broughton played an important role in recommending Jon Dahl Tomasson to the board, who ultimately make the final decision on all staff hires.

However, it's understood Chief Executive Steve Waggott was the driving force behind the recruitment of John Eustace. 

Early indications are that Rovers will look to retain the Director of Football structure and appoint a successor for Broughton.