He felt it was the job to launch his managerial career, but not anymore.
Rovers are back looking for a big name - but it won't be Shearer - he doesn't want it.
Peter Taylor has emerged as the surprise favourite to become Blackburn's next manager.
Rovers remain without a permanent replacement for Henning Berg despite global advisor Shebby Singh stating his intent to have a new man in by New Year's Day.
The Championship club have enjoyed back-to-back wins under caretaker boss Gary Bowyer, but the bookmakers are sceptical over his chances of taking the job on a permanent basis at odds of 12/1.
Former England under-21 boss Taylor boasts a wealth of experience with a number of Football League clubs and is available after leaving his position as Bahrain's head coach in October.
Billy Davies, who has been out of work since leaving Nottingham Forest last season, is considered the other leading candidate for the post at 2/1.
Both Mark Hughes (now 12/1) and Kevin MacDonald (20/1) have also previously been favourites for the post with the bookmakers since the sacking of Berg.