Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has been given the dreaded vote of confidence from Indian owners, Venky’s.
More often than not a vote of confidence is followed by a managers dismissal, but whether that trend has reached Blackburn’s Indian bosses yet is anyone’s guess.
Blackburn have been in free fall since sacking Sam Allardyce earlier in the season and new manager Steve Kean see’s his team sitting just two points above the drop zone.
Blackburn were beaten 3-2 at the weekend for their fifth defeat in the last six games, and the loss prompted rumours the Kean’s job was at threat.
Venkatesh Roa, a co-owner of the club has come out and publicly denied the rumours, insisting that they are still 100% behind their January appointment.
“The truth is absolutely nothing like that, absolutely,” said Rao.
“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 did admit that the owners were concerned about the clubs league position, saying, “Yes, we are very concerned , but we are now trying to improve all aspects.”
“Plans are looking very positive and I am sure in the future we will do something better.”
Chairperson Anuradha Desai also jumped to the managers defence, releasing a statement on the clubs website saying, ”I do not know the source of these rumours but I would like to clarify that there is absolutely no truth in these reports.
“I would like to put on record that we have a contract with Steve Kean and he will continue in his present position with the club.
“There is no question of the manager being changed.”