Tottenham will fight hard to keep hold of Tim Sherwood amid Blackburn's interest in making him their new manager, Press Association Sport understands.

Steve Kean's beleaguered 21-month reign as Blackburn boss came to an end on Friday night when he resigned, claiming the Rovers board had made his position "untenable".

It is understood that Blackburn have now made an approach to Tottenham about the possibility of Sherwood becoming their new boss. But Spurs are thought to be reluctant to let Sherwood go, particularly as he has recently signed a new contract with the north London club.

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