Claudio Ranieri is being linked with a return to England at Blackburn Rovers.

The Daily Mail says with Rovers two points off the Barclays Premier League relegation zone following five defeats in six games, the club's owners have been forced to re-think the position of manager Steve Kean.

One option being considered is to appoint an experienced foreign manager and put Kean back on the coaching staff, thereby avoiding having to sack him.

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol and ex-Chelsea manager Ranieri were being touted as contenders last night.

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