Shearer- Blackburn Latest!

04 October 2012 11:58
Will Alan Shearer get the Blackburn Rovers job? He is still in the frame.

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied he has been in contact with Blackburn about the vacant managerial role at Ewood Park.  Solskjaer, who is currently the manager of Norwegian champions Molde, was believed to have expressed an interest in the position which became available following the resignation of Steve Kean last week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "It's the same as always. Speculation.

"We have gone up this path before and it is only speculation.

"It will happen when it happens, that I have to pick up the phone to (Molde owner) Kjell Inge Rokke regarding a job offer, but I have not spoken to Blackburn as yet.

"I can not say any more about Blackburn now. It speaks for itself that you don't have anything else to write about other than this."

Solskjaer is one of several candidates to have been linked with the job at Blackburn after Kean resigned, saying his position at the club had become "untenable".

Solskjaer turned down the opportunity to manage Aston Villa in the summer.

Other people linked to the role at Blackburn - along with Alan Shearer - include former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster, ex-Swansea manager Paulo Sousa, former Blackburn captain Garry Flitcroft, Motherwell coach Stuart McCall, and Roy Keane.

Rovers assistant coach Eric Black has been put in temporary charge of the team.