Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tim Sherwood has been linked with the vacant manager’s post at Ewood Park after Owen Coyle left his role on Tuesday.
The club’s owners the Venky’s decided to wield the axe after the club’s recent results which have left them second-bottom of the Championship.
Blackburn are three points away from safety and they have just 15 games of the season to go as they look to maintain their status in the Championship.
A club statement read: “Blackburn Rovers wish to announce that manager Owen Coyle has left his role at Ewood Park by mutual agreement.
“Assistant manager Sandy Stewart, first-team coach John Henry and goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes have also left the club.
“The decision has been taken in order to give the club the best possible chance of climbing to a position of safety in the Championship in the remaining 15 games, which starts with the big trip to Burton Albion on Friday night.”
The likes of Gary Rowett, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Kenny Jackett and Steve Cotterill have all been linked but Sherwood is also thought to be on the shortlist.
Sherwood captained the club to the Premier League title in 1995 and Blackburn’s director of football Paul Senior worked with him when Sherwood enjoyed a spell as Tottenham boss.
He is currently working as a director of football at Swindon but the club will be hoping to name a replacement in the coming days.
Blackburn travel to Burton on Friday night in the Championship and they are priced at 3.20 to win, with the draw 3.25, while Burton are 2.25 favourites with Dafabet.