Simon Hunt is set to be named new football director at Blackburn Rovers.

The Lancashire Telegraph says the 49-year-old's role will be to assist player recruitment at Ewood Park and help with the running of the club.

Hunt has previously been the sporting director at West Bromwich Albion and, more recently, has been head of international scouting at Ipswich Town, and Portsmouth's chief scout.

Born in Cheshire, he made over 100 appearances for Wrexham before moving to Sweden for stints at IF Elfsborg, IK Brage and GAIS.

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