Kean receives Blackburn backing

Blackburn’s owners Venkys have backed manager Steve Kean to keep Rovers in the English Premier League despite their horrid form.

Rovers went down 3-2 to Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday courtesy of a late Bobby Zamora penalty, causing the media to speculate whether the club’s owners at Ewood Park would sack their manager for a second time in a season after losing their fourth league game in their past five.

The club’s owners dismissed Sam Allardyce on December 10 with the club 13th on the league table. Then-assistant Kean was initially installed as caretaker manager, but was handed a three-year deal in January after a early run of good form.

But Blackburn are now in 14th place and just two points from the relegation zone, and have statistically the worst form in the Premier League.

But co-owner Venkatesh Rao moved to dispel the theory that Kean was on borrowed time at the club.

“The truth is absolutely nothing like that, absolutely,” Rao told Sky Sports.

“He is very much there, he has just signed a contract and we like him a lot, he is very enthusiastic and he is very positive.”

Rao admitted the side was struggling to finish off the season on a positive note, but believed Rovers could do enough in the final two months of the season to stay in the English top flight.

“Yes, we are very concerned (with Blackburn’s form), but we are now trying to improve all aspects,” he said.

“Plans are looking very positive and I am sure in the future we will do something better.”

 


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