Blackburn have refused to comment on speculation linking Tim Sherwood with the vacant manager's post at Ewood Park.

Reports emerged on Wednesday morning that Rovers had been denied permission to speak to former midfielder Sherwood by Tottenham, where he holds a technical co-ordinator role, as they look for a successor to Steve Kean.

However, a spokesman told Press Association Sport: "We don't comment on speculation and we will only release a statement when we have something official to say."