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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the shock name on Blackburn’s list of managerial targets, as current boss Steve Kean fights to save his job.

Former Manchester United striker Solskjaer has taken Molde to the brink of the league title in his Norwegian homeland since leaving his post with the Old Trafford reserves.

And the 38-year-old – still a managerial novice – could get the call if Kean cannot turn round Blackburn’s stuttering season, which continues at Saturday lunchtime with a tough home game against Arsenal.

Club owners Venky’s insist they are standing by Kean, but just one point from the first four games, coming on the back of a final-day escape from relegation last season, have sparked fan protests, with 1,000 expected to march before this weekend’s game.

Experienced, unattached bosses such as ex-Rovers gaffer Mark Hughes and Dave Jones have also been linked strongly if a vacancy comes up, but Solskjaer has emerged as a bright new ‘name’ candidate.

Molde are top of the table and have eight games to go, but Solskjaer and his English side-kick Mark Dempsey could be persuaded to come back to the Premier League.

The legendary United goalscorer cut his teeth coaching the Old Trafford reserves and has an image and connections that make him attractive to the Indian hierarchy at Rovers.

Solskjaer’s agent, Jim Solbakken, refused to comment on the possibility.

“Blackburn Rovers have a manager,” he said. “And Ole is doing very well in Norway.”

Source: Mirror

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