Date: 31st May 2016 at 8:36am
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All three are (apparently) in the running the Blackburn job?

Former Cardiff boss Russell Slade has been ‘interviewed’ whereas former Rangers and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish and ex Burnley and Bolton boss Owen Coyle have both been ‘odds on favourite’ in the past few days….

Whatever, the facts of the matter remain Paul Lambert hasn’t been replaced as yet.

The Lancashire Telegraph has reported Slade has been interviewed with it now down to ‘Venky’s to decide’ but Charlton are also being credited with an interest in making him the next boss at the Valley too?

Along with the (now) Cardiff Head of Football it was also said in the same report Manchester United U21 boss Warren Joyce has been interviewed but it was ‘understood’ Hibernian’s Alan Stubbs (who is now talking with Rotherham), former Leeds and Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn, Hartlepool’s Craig Hignett, Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth, Rochdale’s Keith Hill and Billy Davies didn’t ‘make the interview stage.’

Those so-called ‘odds-on favourites’ in the shape of McLeish, who hasn’t really enjoyed much success in the game full stops since leaving Rangers (he did ok with Birmingham) and has much recently worked in Belgium and Egypt with Zamalek sacking him earlier in the month after a brief spell, and Owen Coyle hardly (with respect) set the pulse raising do they….

McLeish was replaced as this favourite, according to the72.co.uk in both instances, within no time when Coyle became this having left Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo last week due to a desire to be closer to his family.

Lancashire has been a familiar base for Coyle with him previously the boss at Blackburn’s rivals Burnley and Bolton of course, which wouldn’t go down too well you sense! Nor would the fact he didn’t do much with Bolton or Wigan to fully where he lasted about six-months!

Will it be Slade, McLeish or Coyle?

Then again it might end up being ‘none of the above’ as the next Blackburn boss seems to be changing all the time with the apparent names on the shortlist barely featuring with new names appearing (often disappearing as quickly) all the time….

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