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D-Day for Kean at Blackburn
STEVE Kean will have his Blackburn Rovers fate delivered to him tomorrow after being locked in talks for three hours with the club’s owners in India today.
The Rovers boss met with all four of the club’s owners at their Pune HQ where he is understood to have presented his case for being kept at the helm and his plan for the future.
Venky’s chairman Anuradha Desai, husband Jintendra and brothers Venkatesh and Balaji Rao were expected to discuss their thoughts before meeting again with Kean tomorrow.
Kean flys home on Friday and is expected to be told tomorrow whether he continues as Rovers boss. He is confident he will be remain in charge.
The exact nature of the talks were kept confidential, even from Venky’s advisers.
Venky’s sources have told the Lancashire Telegraph they are unsure whether club matriarch Desai will be persuaded by fellow co owners and advisers to finally ‘pull the trigger’.
Desai has been Kean’s sole staunch supporter within the club’s hierarchy in recent months after a run of disastrous results condemned Rovers to Premier League relegation.
She has continually been advised a change in manager is needed, with former deputy chief executive Paul Hunt even sending an email requesting his sacking before he himself was axed.
Having vented their anger towards Kean almost all season, supporters sent a petition to Desai on Tuesday demanding his sacking.
Kean was put under further pressure when a video was put on YouTube apparently showing him insulting former boss Sam Allardyce, a rant that has led to ‘Big Sam’ seeking legal advice.
Kean is understood to be suggesting candidates for a new management structure at Ewood Park, with press officer Paul Agnew reported as a possible contender.
It is understood the possibility of even moving Kean to another position has been considered, with a new manager then brought in either alongside or underneath him.
Should Kean be given the vote of confidence by the owners, it is understood there are a number of individuals keen to discuss their own futures at Ewood Park.