Respected local journalist Paul Wheelock interrupted his holiday to announce on twitter that he believes the Scottish ex-Burnley manager Owen Coyle will be unveiled as Rover's new manager tomorrow.
If true, it's unlikely to win much favour with the Rover's fans, who have taken to social media is huge number recently to voice their dissatisfaction with the Rovers' owners, which has led to #VenkysOut being one of the top 20 UK trending topics on twitter for over 24hrs.
The LT, among other sources, is reporting that Rovers have interviewed Man Utd U21 boss Warren Joyce for the vacant manager's job at Rovers.
However, with the club reporting less than a week ago that Mike Cheston, FD and currently believed to be in charge of the day to day running of the club, is currently on holiday and with the back room staff currently seeming as depleted as the playing staff, it begs the question, WHO has is left around to interview him?
Over two weeks ago, Seneca approached the owners, in writing , with suggestions about how we might work with them both operationally and financially to try to turn the club around from its current plight.
We have since held conversations with a Board Director and the Venkys adviser in the UK , seeking information from them which would allow us to progress towards a due diligence process and hopefully thereafter, the opportunity to make a firm proposal to the owners. We have had no response despite repeated requests .
We note the statement made today on the Club’s website which appears to react to media reports rather than the content of our own correspondence . This is disappointing but very clear in terms of the line that the owners intend to pursue.
“I have no comment to make on that. But whether with Wycombe Wanderers or in any career, people have the right to move on. We don't have the right to stand in the way of anybody, from Gareth to the players to someone in the sales team. I have enjoyed working with Gareth for some years now and we are continuing to work hard to improve our situation." said the Wycombe Chairman.
Blackburn born Ainsworth, has been one of the favourites to take the Rovers job with several bookies for some time now.
Is he a favourite with the fans? Have your say below in the comments or on our forums. “" “I have no comment to make on that. But whether with Wycombe Wanderers or in any career, people have the right to move on. We don't have the right to stand in the way of anybody, from Gareth to the players to someone in the sales team. I have enjoyed working with Gareth for some years now and we are continuing to work hard to improve our situation." said the Wycombe Chairman.
The short statement starts by saying there is no truth in the media reports that they have received a proposal and continues with a promise that they "have no intention of selling or diluting our stake in any manner".
Kamy, (@NorthernRover), known to have good contacts in both Venky's and Seneca soon responded on Twitter with "That statement of no proposal from Seneca is complete and utter @#/?. Can't say anymore as Seneca will be responding themselves soon" and former BRFC Action Group Chairman Glen Mullan (@glen9mullan) stated "Very strange @Rovers statement given Seneca and @RoversTrust have both confirmed bid for part ownership of club has been submitted".
The reaction from less-well connected fans fans been understandably angry, with Blue Blood posting on the BRFCS forums "Wow didn't think they could generate more anger than by rejecting it but again Venkys plumb new depths. Denying the bid happened makes them look even more clueless and stupid."
The statement can be read in full at http://www.rovers.co.uk/news/article/a-message-from-the-owners-3124381.aspx
After Rovers 1-1 draw against Brentford manager Gary Bowyer felt that the performance levels of the Rovers players had dropped from the standards set in previous games, talking at his after match press conference Bowyer said
â€œA world class save has stopped us from winning but on a performance level, itâ€™s not the standards weâ€™ve met all season".
â€œBut we showed a different side to us in the sense that we had to dig in â€“ and I thought we did that.
â€œBut performance-wise, weâ€™ve played a lot better this season, for sure.
â€œI was disappointed with how we went about it in the first 20-25 minutes but I thought we got some energy once we scored.
â€œAt half-time we said to them they had to perform better â€“ there was no doubt about that. We knew that we could â€“ and I thought we did in the second half.â€
Rovers have a 2 week International break and are next in action against Preston on 21st November 2015.
Jordan Rhodes is aiming to join the likes of Simon Garner and Alan Shearer in scoring 100 goalsÂ for Rovers. Â Currently the prolific striker has 82 goals in 156 appearances.
Speaking to the local press Rhodes said
"100 would be nice" â€œI donâ€™t know the stats so I donâ€™t know how many people are in that exclusive club but it would be nice to be part of it. Â â€œItâ€™s something I left Huddersfield a little bit short of â€“ I think I got to 87 â€“ so it would be nice to be part of a 100-club.â€
Should Rhodes get 100 goals he would become the 11th player to do so in the club's 140 year history.
Rovers take on Brentford tomorrow at Ewood Park.
Gary Bowyer has confirmed that both Fode Koita and Danny Guthrie have returned to full training this week and could be involved in tonight's game against Birmingham City.
Rovers are without the suspended Evans for the trip to St Andrews. Â Jason Lowe also remains sidelined.
Rovers take on Birmingham tonight.