Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson is on Feyernoord’s list of potential successors to Arne Slot, reports from Holland have said.
Blackburn Rovers brought in Tomasson as their new boss after long-serving boss Tony Mowbray left in the summer.
Since then, there have been ups and downs at Ewood Park. They’ve been inconsistent for much of the season but despite that, they’re still firmly in the fight for the play-offs and are still in the FA Cup after overcoming Leicester City on Tuesday night.
Rovers have won three consecutive Championship games too, going unbeaten over February to lift them to 4th.
Now though, it has been claimed Tomasson’s work in Lancashire has drawn admiring glances.
As said on the Dick Voormekaar Podcast (via Voetbal International), Tomasson is among those on a list of possible new managers at Dutch giants Feyenoord. This comes after reported interest from Leeds United in current boss Arne Slot.
Although Tomasson has only been with Blackburn since the summer, the links with Feyenoord do make sense.
He spent two successful spells with the Eredivisie side during his time as a player and eventually retired with the club in 2011. Tomasson also started his coaching journey in the Netherlands, so he’s got experience in the dugout over there too.
The Blackburn Rovers boss started as Excelsior’s assistant manager, then taking the no.1 role with the club before heading to Roda JC. A spell as Vitesse Arnhem no.2 followed before returning to Denmark as the national team’s assistant manager, then heading to Sweden with Malmo prior to his Rovers switch.
Guiding Rovers to 4th place at this point is an achievement too. It hasn’t all been pretty this season, but the club are in a strong position as it stands. They’re firmly in the fight for promotion and they’re in the hat for the FA Cup quarter finals, so interest in Tomasson isn’t all that surprising.