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Ex-Irish International Rumoured To Be Next Blackburn Manager, Could Be Great News For One Irish Player

Paul Lambert stepped down as Blackburn manager following his side's 3-1 win against Reading on Saturday. The Scot's decision to leave the club was announced more than a week previous.

Now the search is on for Lambert's successor.

According to The Sun, the man who the club hierarchy want to take over is former Ireland international Lee Carsley.

Carsley is currently employed by the FA as assistant manager for their U19 side and a coach for all ages between U15 and U21.

The 40-cap Ireland international has had spells in club management before, albeit in a caretaker role. He briefly took the reigns twice with Coventry and most notably last season won the October Manager of the Month award during his two months in charge of Brentford.

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The ex-Everton and Derby midfielder is current 4/1 to be the next Blackburn manager.

If Carsley was to take over, it could be great news for Darragh Lenihan. The Meath man, who has made 27 appearances for Blackburn this season, plays in a similar defensive midfield role to Carsley and would likely benefit from his experience as a player.

Apart from Lenihan, another Irish player - Shane Duffy - really established himself as a first choice centre-back for the Ewood Park side this season.

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