Singh: Rovers hunt is on

  • Last Updated: December 29 2012, 19:57 GMT

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh has revealed he is in discussions with some experienced candidates to fill the managerial vacancy at Ewood Park.

Shebby Singh: Leading the hunt for Rovers' new manager
Shebby Singh: Leading the hunt for Rovers' new manager

On Thursday, Singh sacked Henning Berg only 57 days and 10 games after appointing the former Rovers crowd favourite.

Berg's record of one win during this period came on the back of Steve Kean's deeply unpopular spell in charge that saw the club relegated to the npower Championship in May.

Despite winning at Barnsley on Saturday, Blackburn lie 15th in the table - eight points shy of the play-off places.

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live's 606 programme, Singh hinted he may be ready to grant the wishes of large sections of the club's support by appointing a candidate with a proven track record but offered no guarantees.

"Most certainly, that (experience) is something that we are looking at," he said.

"I am in conversation with a couple of very, very experienced managers.

"But again we have to accept there's no secret formula. There's always the one who didn't work out."

One that certainly did not work out was Berg and Singh accepted responsibility for getting that decision wrong, while standing by the call to terminate the 43-year-old's reign in its infancy.

"Hindsight is very good but at the end of the day, all decisions whether right or wrong will only be proven in due time," he said.

"Unfortunately our results were not very encouraging, performances were not the best and you've got to decide how long can you put up with that.

"When you make a decision you always think you make the right decision but things sometimes don't work out so there's nothing out of the ordinary.

"It was 10 games, let's look at it that way from a football angle. Ten games is a lifetime, it can decide the future of a club for many, many years.

"I'll put up my my hands and say if I got it wrong, I got it wrong. But it's not the end of the world. You still have to think there are aspects of the club which have progressed."

On Friday Singh was forced to dispel bizarre rumours that untested amateur and youth coach Judan Ali was set to take up a role on Blackburn's coaching staff having taken first-team training alongside Singh in the wake of Berg's departure.

He repeated that stance this evening but did not rule the bookmakers favourite, former Aston Villa assistant manager Kevin MacDonald, out of the running for the post.

"It is really stupid for anyone to think that - it's down right stupidity for anyone to suggest that," he added.

"I was at the training ground but when it comes to being on the pitch I've got no involvement.

"So you can hear it now from the horses' mouth - I did not take training.

"Those two names (Ali and MacDonald) were never mentioned by me but I will defend Kevin MacDonald.

"He's a great coach, he's done extremely well with Aston Villa. I would like to be friends with him."


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