Blackburn Rovers see 56-yo as ideal candidate for managerial role

Blackburn Rovers announced yesterday that manager Tony Mowbray would be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of this month.

Therefore, the Lancashire club are starting their search for a new manager and according to Football Insider, the club believe Carlos Carvalhal is the ideal candidate to replace Mowbray.

A Blackburn source has told Football Insider that the Portuguese is the club’s top target to take the reigns ahead of next season.

It is believed the 56-year-old, who has previous experience in England working at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City, is being looked at by several sides from England and around Europe after impressive while at Braga.

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Carvalhal helped guide Braga to the quarter-finals of the Europa League this season, before losing to Rangers and has secured them qualification for next season’s Europa League by finishing fourth in the Primeira Liga.

It would be a major coup for Blackburn Rovers to land the sought-after Portuguese manager this summer, considering the Portuguese side can offer European football once again next season.

However, an advantage Rovers have is that Carvalhal is coming to the end of his contract at Braga, meaning the Lancashire side could snap up the 56-year-old for nothing. His current deal with Braga expires at the end of this June so he can be secured without any compensation.

In the Sky Bet Championship Carvalhal has an impressive record, he’s won 49 pf his 115 games in charge. It will now be a question of when or if Blackburn firm their interest up and make an offer to Carvalhal because it seems they may not be the only ones interested in the 56-year-old this summer.

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