It is understood that Blackburn Rovers owner’s, Venky’s, want to appoint former midfielder Lee Carsley as their next manager according to The Irish Sun. His price in the betting has also seen him being supported, with him now being the favourite to succeed Paul Lambert.

Earlier this season, Carsley spent time in charge of Championship rivals Brentford, but electing not to take on the job full time, stating that he wasn’t ready to take on the role.

42-year-old Carsley spent time at Ewood Park in his playing career, where he spent just under two years. Recently, Carsley was appointed by the Football Association to act as assistant manager for the England Under-19 side, who are managed by ex-Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd. He is also one of the ‘out of possession’ coaches that workds with other age groups within the England setup.

In the footballing world, Carsley is very much seen as and up-and-coming coach with a very bright future in the game. Despite not enjoying the management role earlier this season, it would appear he may now be willing to step back into the fold. What that would mean regarding his England coaching duties is another matter however.

Paul Jewell has been the long time favourite to succeed Lambert, who announced prior to the win at Rotherham United that he won’t be at the club again next season. Other names linked with the vacancy include former player David Dunn. Click here to view our article on some of the early runners and riders for the job.

It is a slightly unique setup at Brentford in terms of their structure and was something that Carsley got used to. The Venky’s seem to be another unique runner of a club in the sense that they don’t seem to spend too much time either around the club daily or by attending matches. Nevertheless, Blackburn need to get their next managerial appoint right, as this season was well below their higher standards.

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