Singh: Blackburn hoping to appoint new manager by New Year's Day

The 52-year-old global advisor has been tasked with finding Henning Berg's successor at the club as they seek to bounce back into the top flight at the first attempt

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh has stated that he hopes to make an announcement over the club's new manager in the coming days.

Having dispensed with the services of Henning Berg after only 57 days at the helm, during which the club won just one of their 10 games under his stewardship, the Lancashire-based side are searching for their third manager since the start of the campaign.

Despite reserve team boss Gary Bowyer leading the team to a 3-1 win over Barnsley on Saturday, Singh hopes to have a new permanent appointment tied up straight after the game against Nottingham Forest at home on New Year’s Day.

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"I have made my submissions to my bosses. They will receive it, then we will talk about it," Singh told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"We would like to make an appointment on New Year's Day to start the new year in the right way and to see the back of a horrible 2012."

The club are currently sat in 15th place in the Championship, eight points adrift of the final play-off spot.