Shearer rules himself out of Blackburn job

Alan Shearer has ruled himself out of contention for the manager’s job at Blackburn Rovers following mounting speculation that he was set to return to his former club.

The former England striker, who was part of the Rovers team which won the Premier League in 1994/1995, was the bookies’ favourite to take over at Ewood Park following Sam Allardyce’s sacking last week.

However, when quizzed about the chances of him taking the job at Rovers on Match of the Day last night, Shearer made it clear that he wasn’t interested.

Shearer managed his home-town club Newcastle United for just eight games back in the 2008/2009 season, but failed to save them from relegation and left the post soon after.

Blackburn are currently managed by caretaker boss Steve Kean who oversaw Rovers’ 1-1 draw with West Ham at Ewood Park yesterday afternoon.

With Shearer now out of the running for the Blackburn job, the focus will shift to the other possible contenders with Martin O’Neill and Stuart Pearce amongst the favourites.

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