Redknapp is set to interview for the job which has a surprisingly good shortlist of candidates, with Ian Holloway and former player Henning Berg also making a good impression on the powers that be at Ewood Park.
After finally parting ways with Steve Kean not to mention doubts over the ownership of the Venky’s, global advisor Shebby Singh is well aware a coup is needed to get the fans back onside and securing a manager as respected as Redknapp would certainly do this with the Telegraph calling it “too good an opportunity to miss.”
Redknapp was of course keen to land a move back to the top flight of English football but after the vote of confidence was issued to Mark Hughes at QPR, Redknapp is believed to be looking at other options and sees the Lancashire side as a serious prospect.
Should the former frontrunner for the England job take the troubled Championship side on, current caretaker manager Eric Black feels that the club will have surpassed themselves, labeling Redknapp as “an exceptional manager. I think he would be a sensational appointment.”
When it comes to his own future however, Black – who steered the club to a last gasp victory against Sheffield Wednesday was more coy, claiming “the game at Watford is my only target, that’s all I’m looking at.”