Tottenham Hotspur assistant first-team coach Tim Sherwood has downplayed reports linking him with a vacant manager's job at his former club, Blackburn Rovers.

Former boss Steve Kean resigned from his post on Friday claiming his position at the club was untenable amid falling attendance numbers at Ewood Park.

Such is the discontent at the 1995 Premier League champions that the club's owners Venky's may opt to appoint a former Rovers player to assist in getting the fans back onside, but Sherwood says there is no genuine interest.

Tim Sherwood
Sherwood has played down a potential move to Rovers to replace Kean.

"That's all they are - just rumours," he said. "That's all I know about it.

"I've got a great job where I am. There is nothing to consider. It's just speculation.

"I love what I do. I'm happy at the football club - it's a great project."

Sherwood, who also works as Spurs' technical coordinator, which includes a role nurturing the club's youth team in the NextGen Series, made 93 appearances for the north London club from 1999-2003.

Following subsequently spells at Portsmouth and Coventry City, the 43 year old was hired as an assistant to Harry Redknapp in 2008, and was retained following the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas.

Meanwhile, the departure of Kean at Rovers brings an end to a tenure marred by supporter protests, relegation from the Premier League and a series of unhelpful public statements from the club's owners Venky's.

Managing director Derek Shaw says Rovers are already in the process of drawing up a shortlist for a replacement for Kean.

"Every managerial appointment is important and there are one or two interested names that have come through already," Shaw said.

"When there's something proper, everybody will be told. Steve's decided to move on and Blackburn Rovers have to move on now.

"Obviously the phones have been ringing and people have been putting names forward for the vacancy. We'll have to discuss that in the next week or two.

On Kean, Shaw added: "You win a couple of games and things go quiet, then you lose and there's booing and the aggravation that goes with that.

"He's a married man, he's got children and I think he's just had enough so he's decided to call it a day. It can happen to all of us. We get under pressure and decide enough is enough."