Blackburn Rovers have made an official approach to Manchester United under-21 manager Warren Joyce over their vacant managerial role, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Lancashire outfit are on the lookout to replace Paul Lambert, who left his role at Ewood Park after just six months in charge of the club in a tenure marred with doubts over the direction of the club under their current owners.
He guided the club’s under-21 squad to the league title for their age group and is highly rated at the Theatre of Dreams, where those behind the scenes are reluctant to lose him.
Still, they are understood to realise the nature of opportunity Rovers are offering the 51-year old is an attractive one.
He has previous in managing senior sides, having taken control of Hull City at the turn of the millennium, as well as United’s feeder club Royal Antwerp, for two years between 2006 and 2008.
Neil Warnock, who recently announced he would be leaving Rotherham after pulling off a remarkable escape to keep them in the Championship is also thought to be under consideration.
Whoever takes charge will have a smaller budget than those before him, due to the fact the one time Premier League champions are due to see an end to their parachute payments following their relegation from top tier in 2012.
Should Blackburn be looking at more experienced options?