A working party, consisting of Rovers’ global advisor Shebby Singh, managing director Derek Shaw and operations director Paul Agnew, has held detailed discussions over potential targets, in close liaison with the club’s owners, Venky’s.
A list of potential candidates to succeed Steve Kean has now been drawn up.
Mr Singh said: “We are all very pleased with the calibre of candidates and there are a number of strong avenues that we wish to explore. However, we must appeal for patience and calm among supporters while the right decision is reached.
“Derek, Paul and I, in close liaison with the owners, are working hard to make sure we get the right man and while we don’t want it to take any longer than is necessary, we won’t be rushed. This is a big, big decision.”