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Burnley Fan Applies For Blackburn Job And Gets Interview From Venky's

26/03/2013 10:50 GMT | Updated 26/03/2013 10:55 GMT

Blackburn Rovers' global advisor (stop laughing) Shebby Singh said on Radio Five Live he is fighting fires at the club, to which a Rovers fan replied: "Well he started most of them." And he may have started another one after a Burnley fan who applied for the vacant manager's job was shortlisted,

James McDonagh received an email after he sent his CV to Ewood Park, even though he vowed to achieve "back-to-back relegation", inviting him to an interview.

The Venky's are as loathed by Blackburn fans as they are loved by Burnley fans for the havoc they have wreaked at Ewood Park, and McDonagh's application has added punch to the joke line.

"They're a bit of a joke club at the minute and I thought I could probably do better than their last few appointments," McDonagh told the Sun.

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"What have I done this time?"

"I wasn't expecting to get shortlisted but Blackburn's owners are known for their barmy decisions." Naturally, his CV references an addiction to the Football Manager computer game.

Singh replied to McDonagh that "having checked your credentials, we would like to shortlist you for the vacancy. We formally invite you to interview."

Michael Appleton was last week dismissed after 67 days in charge of Rovers, having replaced former club defender Henning Berg, sacked after 57 days.

Steve Kean, who started the Championship club's campaign, was "forced to resign" in September.