Blackburn Rovers' global advisor Shebby Singh has admitted he was surprised by Steve Kean's resignation but says a number of people have thrown their hat in the ring to replace him.
Kean announced on Friday that he was stepping down as manager at Ewood Park because his position had become 'untenable' following a tumultuous two-year spell at the helm.
Eric Black took charge for Saturday's 1-1 draw against Charlton and will remain in the role for at least the next couple of games as Blackburn consider their options.
Speaking about his shock at Kean's departure, Singh told Sky Sports News: "He's made a decision and he carried out with his decision, so we have to respect him for that. When it did happen, yes, it was a big surprise.
"It has become another crazy situation now because there are many people interested in coaching this club. It is a big club and, despite what people might have been thinking about the owners, people are interested in working for my bosses."
Singh has insisted everyone at the club will get fully behind Black as the search continues for a permanent successor to Kean.
"Eric is in charge. He has got a game on Wednesday and a game on Saturday," said Singh.
"In this short period I would not like to put Eric under pressure and I will not use the word caretaker because he is managing the team.
"Saturday was a difficult game for him but this morning everyone was positive and buoyant, and I had a chat with Eric and said he was in charge for Wednesday and Saturday, and he has got all my support."