Shearer tipped for Rovers

Parkes urges Blackburn to make former striker manager

Tony Parkes wants Blackburn to offer Alan Shearer the manager's job at Ewood Park.

Former Rovers favourite Shearer is thought to be on a shortlist to take the job with his ex-England teammate Paul Ince also in the running.

But Parkes, who spent 34 years at Blackburn as player, coach and caretaker boss, believes Shearer can overcome his lack of managerial experience.

He also thinks he can emulate former boss Kenny Dalglish who lifted the Premier League title while in charge at Ewood Park.

Parkes told the Daily Express: "Alan will be a good manager - he just needs the chance to prove it.

"He is single-minded and has the utmost respect from players and managers throughout the game."

Parkes also believes Shearer will need to appoint an experienced number two should he be offered the manager's role.

"When Kenny Dalglish was manager, he did hardly any coaching; most of that was down to Ray Harford.

"Alan could do the same if he brought in an experienced number two who could help him out with the tactical side."

Shearer is currently working as a TV pundit but is reportedly willing to consider moving into management.