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Hendry backing Black for Rovers

Colin Hendry has backed Eric Black to become Blackburn's next manager while distancing himself from speculation linking him to the job.

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Hendry, 46, was part of the Blackburn side which won the Premier League title in 1995, and he was brought back to Ewood Park in a coaching capacity last season by former boss Steve Kean.

He remains on the staff following Kean's departure and has been linked with the top job - as have fellow former players Tim Sherwood, Alan Shearer, Garry Flitcroft and Paul Dickov - but is insistent he is content in his current role.

"No, not at all. I'm very lucky in what I'm doing, being back at the club that I love," he told Talksport. "I've been out of the game for five years. When you are looking at candidates for this position I don't think you need to look any further than the man in charge at the moment, Eric Black. He's got all the boxes ticked, that's for sure.

"If it's a bit of experience that they need to go and look for I agree with that. I don't think it (should be) anything but an experienced man. But I'm enjoying working for the football club in my capacity at the moment."

Oldham boss Dickov has also been quick to brush off the suggestion that he is a contender, claiming his presence at Blackburn's training ground for a reserve game may be behind reports linking him with the position.

He said: "That's the first I've heard of it. Maybe they've put two and two together and got five because I was at Brockhall yesterday, I don't know."


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