Rovers have battled against relegation from The Championship all season and currently sit just three points from safety in 23rd place, and with Warburton currently seeking new employment following his controversial Rangers exit, fans are putting two and two together.
Warburton, his assistant David Weir and recruitment boss Frank McParland have been out of work since it was announced by Rangers they had resigned from the club earlier this month – only for that to be denied by all three men.
The case looks set to roll on for some time behind the scenes, and after Warburton was previously linked with Nottingham Forest, some think Blackburn is now his route back into management in England:
Mark Warburton will be the next Blackburn manager you heard it here first ?
— Callum (@Callum__93) February 21, 2017
I would love Warburton or Rowett. More realistically Ainsworth, but I don't think any of them will work under the cur't regime #Rovers
— Ryan Cooper (@razcoops14) February 21, 2017
There is no chance in hell Rowett comes. He can do a lot better. Mark Warburton? #rovers
— Neil Conchie (@NConchie) February 21, 2017
I'd bring Warburton in if anyone
— Shadie (@shadiebrfc_) February 21, 2017
Owen Coyle sacked? Perfect job for Warburton and McParland to get. They can easily scout Burnley, Wigan and Preston from there.
— Stuart (@86Stuart) February 21, 2017
Warburton to blackburn!!! Heard it here first
— Garry Ward (@G160690Ward) February 21, 2017
Guess where Warburton and Weir are aff tae?? #Blackburn
— Ian mac (@Powersboy31) February 21, 2017
Is Warburton the man to get Blackburn out of trouble? What do you think?