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Blackburn Rovers caretaker boss Steve Kean has admitted he wants to job full time.
The 43-year-old Glaswegian was placed in temporary charge earlier this week following the surprise sacking of Sam Allardyce.
And, with the club’s owners seeking a British manager, Kean says he would welcome the opportunity to become Allardyce’s replacement on a permanent basis.
He said: “I would be delighted to have the job. If I do a good job, perhaps I will come into consideration.
“It is an exciting time for the club. They seem to have very big plans and if I can be part of that, I will be delighted.
“Hopefully it will be in a position that suits the bit I am good at, which is being out on the training ground, developing players and building teams.
“If that is the manager's job, great. If it is in another capacity, then it is something I would enjoy doing for the club.”
The Scot went on to praise former boss Allardyce and revealed he has received support from the former Bolton and Newcastle United chief.
Kean continued: “Sam has been very supportive. I have worked with him for the past 18 months and I have also worked really closely with Neil McDonald, who is a fantastic coach.
“You have to respect people that brought you to the club. Sam brought me here and showed a lot of confidence in me.
“He gave me my job and gave me a lot of say in what goes on at the club. I will always be grateful for that.”
He added: “It is never good when someone in our line of work loses their job.
“I have had it on both sides. I walked in at Fulham when Jean Tigana lost his job and I had to pick up the reins.
“Then I was sacked and had to walk out and someone else came in. That is the nature of the job.”