Salgado: Blackburn Rovers must forget about signing superstars

Lancashire Telegraph: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Rovers defender Michel Salgado, seen celebrating Blackburn’s goalscorer Junior Hoilett in the FA Cup third round against QPR on Saturday, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Rovers defender Michel Salgado, seen celebrating Blackburn’s goalscorer Junior Hoilett in the FA Cup third round against QPR on Saturday,

MICHEL Salgado has urged Blackburn Rovers owners to forget the superstars and instead focus on building for the long-term at Ewood Park.

After Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Queens Park Rangers, boss Steve Kean conceded defeat in the race to land Ronaldinho – just a day after admitting failure in efforts to bring David Beckham to Rovers.

Since Indian poultry firm Venky’s bought the club, Rovers have hit the headlines worldwide but two-times Champions League winner Salgado believes a lower-profile transfer policy is the way to go.

He said: “I know Beckham and Ronaldinho are big names for Blackburn. But I don’t think someone like Beckham coming here for three months is the best thing for him or Blackburn.

“We’d prefer three or four club players with good experience. Maybe not top class but ones who would be really good for this club in the future.

“So maybe instead we need three or four players with experience, with quality rather than signing Beckham or Ronaldinho.

“Maybe Ronaldinho wouldn’t be in the mood to play here in England with the weather and those things. You have to be honest.

“He would be a big name for us, maybe around the world they will talk about us a bit more now. But on the pitch I would prefer a good team, playing well and getting results.”

Kean has already indicated his search for a big-name signing this month is now at an end as he steps up his efforts to add to Rovers’ injury-ravaged squad.

And Salgado, who spoke to his friend and former Real Madrid team mate Beckham about his future, believes his manager is right in focusing on building a platform for the future with less glamorous names.

“If you can mix everything, it’s perfect,” said Salgado. “If you can sign Ronaldinho and then sign three good team or club players, it would be a great mix for us.

“It’s great that the name of Blackburn is known around the world, but if you sign Ronaldinho I don’t think you’ll have enough money to sign another three players.

“It’s a question for the owners. They’re trying to do the best. But I think the best thing is to keep the important players we have. That’s the main thing the owners have to think about.

“After that, if it’s possible to sign a top name then great, but we have to sign three new faces to build something important for the club.

“If you can do both it’s great. If you can do only one thing , it’s better to sign three players to build a great team.”

Hoilett’s winner on Saturday leaves Rovers with three wins out of their last four games and Salgado believes things are finally starting to settle down.

He was quick to thank former boss Sam Allardyce for all he did for the club but knows everyone needs to unite behind the new regime.

He said: “We have been through a lot of changes in the last month. In the home games against West Ham and Stoke we were a little nervous. Maybe we were a little bit lost.

“All the changes, the takeover, the manager, Sam out. Now we are settling a bit. We have to be together for the new manager.

“We need to say thank you to Sam, he did a great job here. But we are professionals, we have to understand the situation.

“We have to respect the new owners decisions and back them.”

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12:06pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Dancin in the Streets of Bburn says...

How is this news?
We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning.
Let's have some news on signings!
How is this news? We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning. Let's have some news on signings! Dancin in the Streets of Bburn

12:07pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Supernova531 says...

Well done Michel agreed with most of your comments, perhaps we should have made you player manager?
Well done Michel agreed with most of your comments, perhaps we should have made you player manager? Supernova531

12:07pm Mon 10 Jan 11

eddie the eagle says...

Sound advice from someone whose seen it and done it,lets hope everybody's listening.
Sound advice from someone whose seen it and done it,lets hope everybody's listening. eddie the eagle

12:11pm Mon 10 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

Dancin in the Streets of Bburn wrote:
How is this news?
We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning.
Let's have some news on signings!
you might have, but not everybody has
[quote][p][bold]Dancin in the Streets of Bburn[/bold] wrote: How is this news? We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning. Let's have some news on signings![/p][/quote]you might have, but not everybody has ossyrover1

12:16pm Mon 10 Jan 11

thresholdweller says...

I hope that the owners take note of these sensible comments from a respected senior pro. Very wise.
I hope that the owners take note of these sensible comments from a respected senior pro. Very wise. thresholdweller

12:18pm Mon 10 Jan 11

malby says...

ossyrover1 wrote:
Dancin in the Streets of Bburn wrote:
How is this news?
We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning.
Let's have some news on signings!
you might have, but not everybody has
agreed!
[quote][p][bold]ossyrover1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dancin in the Streets of Bburn[/bold] wrote: How is this news? We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning. Let's have some news on signings![/p][/quote]you might have, but not everybody has[/p][/quote]agreed! malby

12:30pm Mon 10 Jan 11

BangkokRover says...

Dancin in the Streets of Bburn wrote:
How is this news?
We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning.
Let's have some news on signings!
Even if its been read before these wise words need to be read again and again.

Salagado is explaining how you run a club I hope these words are taken on board.

Cheers
BKR
[quote][p][bold]Dancin in the Streets of Bburn[/bold] wrote: How is this news? We all read this yesterday and on sky sports website this morning. Let's have some news on signings![/p][/quote]Even if its been read before these wise words need to be read again and again. Salagado is explaining how you run a club I hope these words are taken on board. Cheers BKR BangkokRover

12:30pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Mike Costa says...

Mike Costa says:

The more I hear from this guy, the more I think that one day soon he's going to be a top manager. Great to hear common sense from someone whose been there and got the t-shirt.

Worth holding on to in some capacity when his contract is up?
Mike Costa says: The more I hear from this guy, the more I think that one day soon he's going to be a top manager. Great to hear common sense from someone whose been there and got the t-shirt. Worth holding on to in some capacity when his contract is up? Mike Costa

12:34pm Mon 10 Jan 11

ivegillian says...

should salgado be considered by Blackburn as a coach after he finishes his playing career?

he appears to be intelligent, highly professional and well connected. he is a great role model for the younger players

I am equally impressed by ryan nelson who is also approaching the end of his career

having these two guys as part of the coaching team at ewood would be tremendous - even better if alongside mr tugay and mr friedel of course
should salgado be considered by Blackburn as a coach after he finishes his playing career? he appears to be intelligent, highly professional and well connected. he is a great role model for the younger players I am equally impressed by ryan nelson who is also approaching the end of his career having these two guys as part of the coaching team at ewood would be tremendous - even better if alongside mr tugay and mr friedel of course ivegillian

12:36pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Woody Riversider says...

Indeed Eddie - sound words of advice from Salgado & one's that I've echoed over the last weeks(although I don't profess to be an expert) but, if we have no foundation with a solid group of players then - 'hey' !!

I see the 'Swan' emerging down at the 'Good Ship Ewood' ?

Arte et labore
Indeed Eddie - sound words of advice from Salgado & one's that I've echoed over the last weeks(although I don't profess to be an expert) but, if we have no foundation with a solid group of players then - 'hey' !! I see the 'Swan' emerging down at the 'Good Ship Ewood' ? Arte et labore Woody Riversider

12:37pm Mon 10 Jan 11

MerlinTheVoiceofReason says...

I think 99% of Rovers fans will agree with these comments - spot on! And, he's 100% commited on the pitch - one of Rovers top 3 players this season and an Allardyce signing too.
I think 99% of Rovers fans will agree with these comments - spot on! And, he's 100% commited on the pitch - one of Rovers top 3 players this season and an Allardyce signing too. MerlinTheVoiceofReason

12:52pm Mon 10 Jan 11

De La Rosa says...

Seriously, why do i always read the same rehashed Sky Sports News article on here.

Does the Lancashire Telegraph realise they are in serious breach of Copyright?

Anyway - back on point; Salgado is a legend, he's been in the dressing room with the best of them. With that he probably knows the detrimental effect that an EGO can have in their. Ronaldinho and Beckham would bring that - the equilibrium of the squad would be effected.

What a management team that would be... Tugay and Salgado. Why, oh why could these two not have played with each other?
Seriously, why do i always read the same rehashed Sky Sports News article on here. Does the Lancashire Telegraph realise they are in serious breach of Copyright? Anyway - back on point; Salgado is a legend, he's been in the dressing room with the best of them. With that he probably knows the detrimental effect that an EGO can have in their. Ronaldinho and Beckham would bring that - the equilibrium of the squad would be effected. What a management team that would be... Tugay and Salgado. Why, oh why could these two not have played with each other? De La Rosa

12:58pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Raf_of_the_Rovers says...

Interesting news coming out today is that Mark Hughes will again be returning to become Blackburn manager at the end of the season - from what is being touted in today's press looks as though Diego Maradonna will be taking over at Fulham at the end of the season with Mark Hughes moving back to Ewood.
Maradonna was obviously in London a couple of weeks back and recently even took in a Fulham game and is said to have a close relationship with Al-Fayed.
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Not sure how true this all is but would make alot of sense - with the club trying to sign Duff and Roque - two players who Hughes has indepth knowledge of working with and the reason why he said he left was the lack of investment...well he would certainly have thta now (not that we seen alot of it though)
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As for Kean I know it was said he was going to be offered a three year deal, when I read the quote I did'nt see it saying that Kean would be given a three year deal as manager - unless it's just me?
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Venky's said they would want a British coach and with Hughes' previous affliation with the club it could be a good way to get the fans back on side
.
Then again it could be me and wishful thinking lol - be good if it was true but you heard it here first
Interesting news coming out today is that Mark Hughes will again be returning to become Blackburn manager at the end of the season - from what is being touted in today's press looks as though Diego Maradonna will be taking over at Fulham at the end of the season with Mark Hughes moving back to Ewood. Maradonna was obviously in London a couple of weeks back and recently even took in a Fulham game and is said to have a close relationship with Al-Fayed. . Not sure how true this all is but would make alot of sense - with the club trying to sign Duff and Roque - two players who Hughes has indepth knowledge of working with and the reason why he said he left was the lack of investment...well he would certainly have thta now (not that we seen alot of it though) . As for Kean I know it was said he was going to be offered a three year deal, when I read the quote I did'nt see it saying that Kean would be given a three year deal as manager - unless it's just me? . Venky's said they would want a British coach and with Hughes' previous affliation with the club it could be a good way to get the fans back on side . Then again it could be me and wishful thinking lol - be good if it was true but you heard it here first Raf_of_the_Rovers

1:18pm Mon 10 Jan 11

eddie the eagle says...

Raf_of_the_Rovers wrote:
Interesting news coming out today is that Mark Hughes will again be returning to become Blackburn manager at the end of the season - from what is being touted in today's press looks as though Diego Maradonna will be taking over at Fulham at the end of the season with Mark Hughes moving back to Ewood. Maradonna was obviously in London a couple of weeks back and recently even took in a Fulham game and is said to have a close relationship with Al-Fayed. . Not sure how true this all is but would make alot of sense - with the club trying to sign Duff and Roque - two players who Hughes has indepth knowledge of working with and the reason why he said he left was the lack of investment...well he would certainly have thta now (not that we seen alot of it though) . As for Kean I know it was said he was going to be offered a three year deal, when I read the quote I did'nt see it saying that Kean would be given a three year deal as manager - unless it's just me? . Venky's said they would want a British coach and with Hughes' previous affliation with the club it could be a good way to get the fans back on side . Then again it could be me and wishful thinking lol - be good if it was true but you heard it here first
2 plus 2 make five!
[quote][p][bold]Raf_of_the_Rovers[/bold] wrote: Interesting news coming out today is that Mark Hughes will again be returning to become Blackburn manager at the end of the season - from what is being touted in today's press looks as though Diego Maradonna will be taking over at Fulham at the end of the season with Mark Hughes moving back to Ewood. Maradonna was obviously in London a couple of weeks back and recently even took in a Fulham game and is said to have a close relationship with Al-Fayed. . Not sure how true this all is but would make alot of sense - with the club trying to sign Duff and Roque - two players who Hughes has indepth knowledge of working with and the reason why he said he left was the lack of investment...well he would certainly have thta now (not that we seen alot of it though) . As for Kean I know it was said he was going to be offered a three year deal, when I read the quote I did'nt see it saying that Kean would be given a three year deal as manager - unless it's just me? . Venky's said they would want a British coach and with Hughes' previous affliation with the club it could be a good way to get the fans back on side . Then again it could be me and wishful thinking lol - be good if it was true but you heard it here first[/p][/quote]2 plus 2 make five! eddie the eagle

2:38pm Mon 10 Jan 11

stick to football says...

Sensible talk Michel - lets hope they listen to you as someone who knows and understands football.
Sensible talk Michel - lets hope they listen to you as someone who knows and understands football. stick to football

4:02pm Mon 10 Jan 11

jeppo says...

I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb!
I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb! jeppo

4:42pm Mon 10 Jan 11

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

jeppo wrote:
I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb!
Have to agree with you there Jeps - after the roasting he got from Bale I am amazed how he has bounced back and shown his true quality.
.
That said if we don't snap up players from Europe's top teams when they are suplus then we would not have got Salgado either!
[quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb![/p][/quote]Have to agree with you there Jeps - after the roasting he got from Bale I am amazed how he has bounced back and shown his true quality. . That said if we don't snap up players from Europe's top teams when they are suplus then we would not have got Salgado either! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

4:58pm Mon 10 Jan 11

RoversNorthEast says...

venkys and steve kean have today came out and said they would like to sign this boy wonder salgado.......then someone kindly told them he already played for us....venky/keans transfer promises are just like the back of a tv licence detector van......come end of jan it will be erm oh erm oh we have decided to wait till the summer then they will use big words like quality and marquee lol.....lies lies lies
venkys and steve kean have today came out and said they would like to sign this boy wonder salgado.......then someone kindly told them he already played for us....venky/keans transfer promises are just like the back of a tv licence detector van......come end of jan it will be erm oh erm oh we have decided to wait till the summer then they will use big words like quality and marquee lol.....lies lies lies RoversNorthEast

5:14pm Mon 10 Jan 11

awh says...

They don't come any classier or committed than Salgado.

Hopefully we can have him in our management team once he retires.
They don't come any classier or committed than Salgado. Hopefully we can have him in our management team once he retires. awh

6:07pm Mon 10 Jan 11

jeppo says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
jeppo wrote:
I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb!
Have to agree with you there Jeps - after the roasting he got from Bale I am amazed how he has bounced back and shown his true quality.
.
That said if we don't snap up players from Europe's top teams when they are suplus then we would not have got Salgado either!
aye, but the Salgado signing had Sams expertise behind it though, Morst ;)
.

Ironically, I thought that Salgado, EH Diouf and Benjani (1st half) looked to be amongst our strongest performers on Saturday, showing that Kean must have won them over pretty quickly
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeppo[/bold] wrote: I though Salgado was excellent on Saturday, by the way...his desire and commitment is absolutely superb![/p][/quote]Have to agree with you there Jeps - after the roasting he got from Bale I am amazed how he has bounced back and shown his true quality. . That said if we don't snap up players from Europe's top teams when they are suplus then we would not have got Salgado either![/p][/quote]aye, but the Salgado signing had Sams expertise behind it though, Morst ;) . Ironically, I thought that Salgado, EH Diouf and Benjani (1st half) looked to be amongst our strongest performers on Saturday, showing that Kean must have won them over pretty quickly jeppo

7:37pm Mon 10 Jan 11

ossyrover1 says...

Mike Costa wrote:
Mike Costa says:

The more I hear from this guy, the more I think that one day soon he's going to be a top manager. Great to hear common sense from someone whose been there and got the t-shirt.

Worth holding on to in some capacity when his contract is up?
salgado for manager
[quote][p][bold]Mike Costa[/bold] wrote: Mike Costa says: The more I hear from this guy, the more I think that one day soon he's going to be a top manager. Great to hear common sense from someone whose been there and got the t-shirt. Worth holding on to in some capacity when his contract is up?[/p][/quote]salgado for manager ossyrover1

9:25pm Mon 10 Jan 11

philldy1 says...

De La Rosa wrote:
Seriously, why do i always read the same rehashed Sky Sports News article on here.

Does the Lancashire Telegraph realise they are in serious breach of Copyright?

Anyway - back on point; Salgado is a legend, he's been in the dressing room with the best of them. With that he probably knows the detrimental effect that an EGO can have in their. Ronaldinho and Beckham would bring that - the equilibrium of the squad would be effected.

What a management team that would be... Tugay and Salgado. Why, oh why could these two not have played with each other?
Seriously are you serious? If LT copied this of Sky Sports website this morning then how was it in paper for 6am?
Seems to make more sense this was an interview for the Monday papers and that some put it on their website on Sun eve and some wait for people to read it in their paper?
[quote][p][bold]De La Rosa[/bold] wrote: Seriously, why do i always read the same rehashed Sky Sports News article on here. Does the Lancashire Telegraph realise they are in serious breach of Copyright? Anyway - back on point; Salgado is a legend, he's been in the dressing room with the best of them. With that he probably knows the detrimental effect that an EGO can have in their. Ronaldinho and Beckham would bring that - the equilibrium of the squad would be effected. What a management team that would be... Tugay and Salgado. Why, oh why could these two not have played with each other?[/p][/quote]Seriously are you serious? If LT copied this of Sky Sports website this morning then how was it in paper for 6am? Seems to make more sense this was an interview for the Monday papers and that some put it on their website on Sun eve and some wait for people to read it in their paper? philldy1

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