Sherwood set for Rovers return with Blackburn ready to finally conclude Kean's reign
21:30 GMT, 26 September 2012
Blackburn will make a formal approach to Tottenham this week in the hope of persuading Tim Sherwood to become their new manager.
Sherwood, who captained the club to the Premiership title in 1995, is the man Rovers want to restore stability once Steve Kean’s departure has been finalised.
Sherwood, 43, is keen to move up the ladder after four years as assistant first-team coach at Spurs.
Familiar face: Tim Sherwood was at Blackburn for seven years
It looks unlikely that he will be considered for the role of director of football alongside Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy still hoping to tempt Barcelona’s former technical director Txiki Begiristain with a 2million-a-year offer.
Blackburn legend Alan Shearer could also come into contention for a return to Ewood if his old teammate turns down the opportunity.
The club’s Indian owners will finally axe Kean after accepting that keeping him on has manager has rebounded on them financially.
Attendances are down 40 per cent despite Blackburn’s promising start to the season and the team are still without a shirt sponsor. It has also emerged that current match day revenue does not even cover the wages of summer signings Jordan Rhodes, Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu.