Eric Black has thrown his weight behind rumours suggesting Harry Redknapp is favourite to take over at Blackburn, according to the Daily Mail.
Black was placed in temporary charge last month following Steve Kean’s dismissal, and celebrated his first win in five attempts against Sheffield Wednesday at Ewood Park on Wednesday night.
Venky’s are yet to make a decision over who will permanently replace Kean in the Rovers dugout, with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway and Molde’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly under consideration.
Redknapp has also emerged as a serious candidate and Black, who urged the clubs owners to make a swift appointment, has expressed his admiration for the ex-Tottenham manager.
“Harry is a top manager, right up there in the top echelons,” he said. “It would be a sensational appointment for Blackburn Rovers.
“Harry has proved it over the years and he’s worked at the highest level – what he sees as a challenge or deems to be a positive is up to him.
“But he’s certainly an exceptional manager. He’s top, top quality candidate.”