Blackburn have given Mark Hughes permission to hold talks with Manchester City over the vacant managerial position at the club.
City parted company with Sven Goran Eriksson on Monday and have installed the Rovers boss as their first choice to succeed the Swede.
A statement released by Rovers on their official website reads as follows: “Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have received an approach from Manchester City for permission to talk to Mark Hughes in regards to him becoming their manager.
“Mark has made it clear to the Board that he would like the opportunity to talk with Manchester City.
“In view of this the Board have decided reluctantly to give permission subject to terms and conditions acceptable to Blackburn Rovers being agreed with Manchester City in advance.
“The club will not be making any further comment at this stage.”
Hughes has impressed during his short managerial career, leading Wales to the brink of qualification for Euro 2004 and establishing Blackburn as a Premier League force.