Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is interested in the Blackburn Rovers job.

The Daily Mail says Redknapp will throw his hat into the ring after he was persuaded to drop down into the Championship by Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh.

Singh initially targeted young up-and-coming coaches who had played for Blackburn like Tim Sherwood and Billy McKinlay, but an outcry from supporters has convinced him to look at a more experienced option in Redknapp.

The 65-year-old has been working in an advisory role at his old club Bournemouth since he left Spurs in June, but sources close to Redknapp have confirmed that he would be very interested in succeeding Steve Kean and has no qualms about moving to Lancashire from his home on the South Coast.

Preliminary discussions have already taken place with his representatives and he is expected to have a formal interview at Ewood Park before the weekend.