Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood is favourite to succeed Steve Kean at Blackburn Rovers.

The Daily Mail says Blackburn will make a formal approach to Tottenham this week in the hope of persuading Sherwood to become their new manager.

Sherwood, who captained the club to the Premiership title in 1995, is the man Rovers want to restore stability once Steve Kean's departure has been finalised.

Sherwood, 43, is keen to move up the ladder after four years as assistant first-team coach at Spurs.