Blackburn Rovers head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson has offered to quit the beleaguered Championship outfit for a second time after their failure to sign Duncan McGuire
Jon Dahl Tomasson has offered to quit as Blackburn Rovers boss to help the club out of their current mess.
Tomasson has made his stunning offer in the wake of Blackburn failing to land US striker Duncan McGuire from MLS Orlando City because of an administrative error.
Blackburn completed all the paperwork for sign McGuire on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer after owners, the Venky’s, refused to release the cash to sign him in January.
However Rovers did not send in the documentation before Thursday’s 11pm deadline and have appealed against the EFL’s decision to block the deal. The administrative error comes 12 months after Rovers failed to land Lewis O’Brien from Nottingham Forest for similar reasons.
The collapse of the McGuire deal has proved to be the final straw for Tomasson, who has seen most of his best players leave in the last two transfer windows.
Owners Venky’s are unable to inject any new cash into Rovers because legal battles in the their India base and Tomasson has had enough of firefighting.
He offered to go in the summer with no compensation when star men Ben Brereton Diaz, Bradley Dack, Daniel Ayala and Thomas Kaminski all left. Tomasson also saw teenage midfielder Adam Wharton join Crystal Palace for a club record £22million in the last transfer window.
He wanted proven players with Championship or Premier League experience and instead got John Fleck and Kyle McFadzean on deadline day. McFadzean has not played for Coventry since November, while Fleck has hardly featured for Sheffield United.
Tomasson signed a three-year deal when he took over at Blackburn in the summer of 2022 and missed out on the play-offs last season on goal difference.
Rovers have steadily slipped down the table to 18th and have won just one of their last 11 Championship games because of the exodus of talent and experience.
Tomasson moved his wife and two sons over to Blackburn last summer from the family home in Rotterdam in a sign of his commitment and one of them joined the club’s academy. It is understood his contract stipulates he cannot resigns without Venkys’ permission and he has asked them to go again.
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