Blackburn board letter revealed

A letter of concern written by the former board of Blackburn has been revealed, and details that Venkys did not consult them before sacking Sam Allardyce.

The letter is dated 4th January 2011, and is written by ex-chairman John Williams, ex-managing director Tony Finn and former finance director Martin Goodman.

The document reveals the startling revelation that owners Venkys did not consult the board before replacing Allardyce with Steve Kean.

“We now find the board are not even being consulted on some of the most fundamental decisions this or any other football club ever makes. This includes the termination of the manager’s employment and the appointment of a new manager,” the letter, revealed on, reads.

“We have had no input into the terms of this appointment and presumably discussions are taking place with Steve Kean concerning additional staff appointments, again without an input from the board.

“In addition, and of greatest concern, as we enter the transfer window, is your instruction that the manager is to no longer report to the board on transfer matters.

“The board’s role seems to be merely one of processing the transfers as opposed to delivering a strategy based on discussions with you as owners and working to pre-agreed financial budgets,” it concluded.

The news is sure to anger Rovers’ fans further, who are already disenchanted by the club’s Indian owners.

Read the full letter from Sporting Intelligence here

By Gareth McKnight