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. Hull City winger to stay on loan
Hull City winger James Scott is expected to remain at Hibernian for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact in Scotland and it had been suggested he would see his loan deal cut short. (Hull Live)
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2. Blades hopeful of Gibbs-White stay
Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that there has been no talks with Wolverhampton Wanderers over the possibility of Morgan Gibbs-White being recalled this month. The midfielder has impressed with five goals and four assists this season. (Football League World)
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3. Middlesbrough defender signs new deal
Middlesbrough full-back Neil Taylor has reportedly agreed a new deal after signing a short-term contract in November. The defender was the subject of interest from multiple Championship clubs including West Brom. (Football Insider)
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4. Real Madrid linked with Blackburn starlet
Real Madrid & Barcelona have joined the race for Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz. The Championship club are expected to ask for upward of £30 million for the Chile international. (FourFourTwo)
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