Paul Ince looks set to be installed as Blackburn's next manager after the Premier League gave the green light for his appointment.
The Premier League board ratified the appointment on the basis that the 40-year-old gains his UEFA Pro Licence within the next two years.
The decision removes the last remaining obstacle in the way of Blackburn offering the job to the current MK Dons manager, who is viewed as one of the most promising young English managers in the game.
The decision was made that much easier by the League Managers' Association (LMA) saying they would have no objections were he to be offered the job.
Young English managers are in such short supply in the top flight of English football that LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said the organisation would actively support Ince were he to be appointed.