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Rovers manager Kean in talks over future

Steve Kean
Under pressure: Steve Kean Credit: Press Association

The Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean is said to be holding talks over his future at the Lancashire side.

Rovers are second in the Championship table, but have fallen short of the 16-point target reportedly set by the club's owners, Venky's.

Kean has faced calls from fans to resign after the club was relegated from the Premier League last season.

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Allardyce 'to sue Kean'

Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has instructed lawyers to initiate proceedings against his Ewood Park successor Steve Kean, Press Association Sport understands.

The action comes in relation to unguarded comments made by Kean about Allardyce to supporters while secretly being filmed.

The four-minute video, apparently filmed during Rovers' pre-season trip to Hong Kong last summer, was released on the internet overnight.

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Club supporters 'disgusted'

We as a group of supporters, elected by its members, are disgusted that our club has been allowed to be pillaged with very little resistance from the regulatory bodies who should act in the best interest of the sport and supporters.

– BRFC Action Group committee statement

Many fans pinpoint the club's takeover by Venky's 18 months ago as the start of their demise.

Venky's sacked Allardyce soon into their stewardship and appointed Kean, who was the subject of demonstrations throughout this season's struggles.

Last week a letter from Rovers deputy chief executive Paul Hunt to Venky's calling for Kean's removal surfaced in the media.

Hunt has since left the club in what was described by Venky's as a cost-cutting measure following relegation.

In the last two weeks supporters' greatest fears have been realised as our club has lost its fight for Premier League survival, following the club's decision to keep manager Steve Kean in charge of first-team affairs."This is despite, according to, the well-publicised leaked letter by the DCEO Paul Hunt from December 2011 stating that Steve Kean had lost the dressing room, and the board had requested his removal as well as the wider supporter base."

– BRFC Action Group committee statement

Blackburn declined to comment.

Rovers fans group granted meetings

The fans' group campaigning for the removal of Blackburn manager Steve Kean have been granted meetings with Government and the Premier League to air their concerns.

The BRFC Action Group have long called for the removal of Kean and claim owners Venky's, are not fit and proper persons to run the club.

Their campaign has been stepped up since the club were relegated from the Premier League amid scenes of unrest at Ewood Park last week.Blackburn MP Jack Straw has facilitated a meeting of the fans with sports minister Hugh Robertson and the Premier League have agreed in principle to meet them.

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