Blackburn Rovers sack letter leaked

A letter from Blackburn deputy chief executive Paul Hunt to Rovers co-owner Anuradha Desai has been leaked, which urges the Indian owners to sack under-fire manager Steve Kean.

The letter, dated December 2011, stresses that the Scot is not the man to take the Lancashire club forward, which may well have been proved right since Blackburn’s relegation.

“I write now to ask you to make significant changes to save the club, perhaps from relegation and perhaps from administration,” the letter reads, according to The Daily Mail.

“With the bank closing in, I fear that they will look to foreclose and have the potential to implement financial restrictions upon the club that could as a worst-case scenario enforce administration. Publicly I have been asked to support the manager and I always have as I personally like Steve.

“I have supported him from the start and have been desperate for him to do well. However, I am now of the opinion that it isn’t working and he is ready to go.

“He has lost the crowd and as a result of this evening’s game against Bolton has lost the dressing room as well – the players no longer want to play for him.

“It is a shame and disappointing but we must act now to save the club. The board should be asked their opinion on who should be the new manager,” he concluded.

Kean has stated that he will not resign from the club, despite demotion to The Championship.

By Gareth McKnight