Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is top of Blackburn’s shortlist should they sack the under-fire Steve Kean.
Solskjaer – now 38 - is the current manager of Norwegian side Molde and is on the brink of winning the league title in Norway, which has drawn the attention of the Blackburn owners, according to an article in The Mirror.
Blackburn owners The Venky’s group have insisted Steve Kean’s job is not under threat, though with pressure from the club's supporters to remove the Scot, another defeat this weekend at home to Arsenal could seal his fate.
Solskjaer has minimal managerial experience in England, only coaching the Manchester United reserve side before moving back to Norway, though his profile and potential will interest the Indian billionaires at Blackburn as they look to raise the profile of the club.
Solskjaer’s agent would not be drawn on speculation linking him with the job, claiming it was unfair whilst Kean was still at the helm.
"Blackburn Rovers have a manager," Jim Solbakken said in an article in The Mirror.
"And Ole is doing very well in Norway."