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Blackburn job interests McClaren

Steve McClaren
McClaren has been out of work since he was sacked in November

Former England manager Steve McClaren has admitted he would like to replace Mark Hughes as Blackburn Rovers boss.

The 47-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by England in November after they failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

"Of course that would interest me," McClaren told BBC Radio 5 Live when asked about the vacancy at Ewood Park.

"Unfortunately what happened with England was a huge failure but I want to get back into management."

McClaren has reportedly turned down an offer from Dutch side FC Twente to become their new coach as he would prefer to work in England.

The former Middlesbrough manager said Blackburn had not been in touch and he might be made to wait as Rovers chairman John Williams said earlier this week that the club was in no rush to make an appointment.

"I can't set a timescale - there's no point in setting false hurdles that you don't need to jump over," said Williams following Hughes's defection to Manchester City.

"We can't be too hasty. It's a crucial, important decision but it's obvious I'd like to do it as quickly as possible."

MK Dons manager Paul Ince, former Newcastle and Bolton boss Sam Allardyce and Zenit St Petersburg boss Dick Advocaat have all been linked with the job.

see also
Hughes becomes Man City manager
05 Jun 08 |  Man City
McClaren good for Rovers - Mackay
06 Jun 08 |  Blackburn
McClaren ready to manage abroad
15 Feb 08 |  Football
McClaren hopes for top-flight job
11 Jan 08 |  Internationals
McClaren sacked as England coach
22 Nov 07 |  Internationals

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