Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the surprise name among the leading candidates to replace Steve Kean as manager of Championship Blackburn, reports BBC Sport. Representatives of the 39-year-old have expressed an interest in the post, with Tim Sherwood and former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster also in the frame.

Solskjaer won the Norwegian league title in his first full season with Molde and his contract expires in 2014.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped his former striker as a star in the making.

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