Blackburn next manager odds: Duncan Ferguson odds-on favourite for Blackburn role ahead of Carvalhal and Carrick

DUNCAN FERGUSON has been named as the odds-on favourite to take over from Tony Mowbray as the Blackburn Rovers manager.

Sky Bet have placed the current Everton assistant manager as the 4/11 odds-on favourite, leading the odds ahead of the likes of Carlos Carvalhal and Michael Carrick.


Blackburn, who occupied the Championship automatic promotion places as recently as January, ended up finishing in 8th place, six points off the play-off spots.

The Blackburn role would be Ferguson's first position as a first team manager, having previously only ever been assistant manger at Goodison Park.

The Scot has been in charge for a handful of games for Everton as caretaker manager, most recently back in January when he suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa.

The primary target for the new manager would be to build on Rovers' positive 2021-22 season and ultimately try and secure Premier League football.

Blackburn next manager odds

Sky Bet odds

  • Duncan Ferguson 4/11
  • Carlos Carvalhal 5/1
  • Gareth Ainsworth 9/1
  • Michael Carrick 12/1
  • Daniel Farke 14/1
  • Michael Beale 16/1
  • Neil Critchley 18/1
  • Damien Johnson 20/1
  • Liam Manning 20/1
  • Neil Lennon 201/



Former Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has also been linked with the Ewood Park hot seat.

The current Braga boss previously managed the Hillsborough club to two consecutive Championship play-off semi-finals, winning the first in 2016 against Brighton before losing to Hull in the Wembley final.

They then lost on penalties to Huddersfield the following year, who went on to secure promotion to the top flight.

In December the following season, Carvalhal took the helm at Swansea, who were rooted to the bottom of the Premier League at the time, but wasn't able to prevent relegation.

Former Manchester United assistant and caretaker manager Michael Carrick is another name mentioned with the possibility of taking over at Ewood Park.

Carrick took charge of three games for United between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked and Ralf Rangnick being hired.

The 40-year-old managed to build a solid reputation for himself as manager, winning 2-0 away at eventual semi-finalists Villarreal in the Champions League, before taking four points from games against Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League.

Gareth Ainsworth, the current Wycombe manager, is also linked with the Rovers job. The former QPR coach is currently the second longest serving manager in England's top four divisions, having taken over in 2012.

Ainsworth was born in Blackburn and was a season ticket holder at Ewood Park in his youth, as well as playing for their academy.

Perhaps his greatest managerial achievement to date was winning promotion with Wycombe up to the Championship in 2020, when the club had odds of 7/2 to be relegated at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Ainsworth has managed to secure Wycombe's place in the League One play-offs again this time around, climbing in to the top six on the final day of the season.

The Chairboys beat third place MK Dons in the semi-finals but couldn't repeat the miracle, losing 2-0 to Sunderland in the final.




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