Blackburn managing director Derek Shaw believes Alan Shearer has the credentials to be considered for the managerial vacancy at Ewood Park.
Shearer, Rovers' top scorer when they won the Premier League in 1995, told BBC Football Focus on Saturday he would speak to the club if approached to succeed Steve Kean.
In his only previous managerial spell, Shearer took five points from eight games in a failed attempt to save hometown club Newcastle from relegation three years ago.
Reports on ESPN Soccernet on Sunday quoted an unnamed Blackburn source as claiming owners Venky's "would like to assess the possibilities of Alan Shearer taking the job" following three Championship games without victory under caretaker manager Eric Black.
Former Preston chairman Shaw suggested the recruitment process is not at such an advanced stage and, although paying tribute to Shearer's standing within the game, he insisted the 42-year-old's popularity among a fanbase disgruntled by Kean's troubled tenure s...