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Lancashire Telegraph comment: End this absurd farce now
THE Lancashire Telegraph is today calling for Venky’s to end the farce surrounding Blackburn Rovers by taking decisive and immediate action on Steve Kean’s managerial future.
The current uncertainty hanging over the Ewood Park outfit has again turned this once proud club into a laughing stock and it simply cannot go on any longer.
Rovers’ owners need to make a clear statement on whether Kean is going to continue as their manager today, before the club’s Premier League promotion aspirations are significantly damaged.
Their decision should be a straightforward one as well with a large section of supporters making it clear they will not accept Kean as their manager.
A boycott is already being planned for Rovers’ next home game against Wolves while Ewood has been receiving phone calls from irate fans asking for season ticket refunds this week.
Home crowds are already significantly down this season, despite their lofty Championship position, with the supporters – Rovers’ customers – voting with their feet.
This has gone way beyond Steve Kean’s abilities as a manager. This is now an objective matter that sees the club unable to go forward with the manager remaining at the helm.
For the good of the club, Venky’s need to end this circus now by taking the manager out of a situation that has become untenable.
The longer this dithering and dallying goes on, the more the owners look like a management team that can’t manage. More importantly, this illogical delay is grossly unfair to the fans, the players and yes, even to Steve Kean.