The Preston North End manager was sacked by the club after winning only one of their last five Championship games.
The 1-0 loss against Rovers left them in 18th – however they actually sit the same distance to the top six as they do to the bottom three (nine points difference).
The Lilywhites are unlikely to have a new man in charge for their match against Barnsley this weekend but will be hoping they can still secure a win as a new era starts at Deepdale.
Here are the best of today’s Championship rumours...
1. Saints target Nottingham Forest boss
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is reportedly on the radar of Southampton. Ralph Hasenhuttl could depart St Mary's when his contract expires in 2024 and it is thought that the Premier League club will look to Cooper to replace him. (Pete O'Rourke)
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2. Tigers 'unlikely' to delve into free agent market
Hull City boss Shota Arveladze has claimed it is unlikely that the club will delve into the free agent market in the near future. The Tigers have been liked with the likes of Josh Sims, Andre Wisdom and Hal Robson-Kanu, who are all still without clubs. (The 72)
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3. Ex-QPR boss eyed former Preston star
Ex-QPR manager, Ian Holloway, has admitted he tried to sign Billy Bodin before the winger joined Preston North End in 2018. The 29-year-old has scored three goals and assisted another three in 12 league appearances for Oxford united this season. (Quest)
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4. Premier League clubs in battle for Coventry City defender
Southampton and Burnley are reportedly interested in signing Coventry City defender Michael Rose. The 27-year-old will have a year remaining on on his contract when the season ends. (Coventry Live)
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