Blackburn deny Steve Kean has signed new contract

10 November 2011 12:44
Blackburn's owners have insisted that Steve Kean has not signed a new contract at Ewood Park, but it appears only a matter of time before they confirm a deal that will stun their supporters.

Sportsmail revealed last month that the Barclays Premier League strugglers are ready to improve the terms Kean agreed in January even though he has won only six of 32 League games since succeeding Sam Allardyce.

Fresh speculation was dismissed by a spokesman for the club's Indian owners who said: 'There is no new contract signed yet.'

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However, it seems inevitable Kean is going to sign a deal that will increase his ?350,000-a-year salary and may also include the option of a 12-month extension beyond 2013.

That would cause widespread anger among those Blackburn fans who have been campaigning to oust Kean with series of protest marches and sit-in demonstrations this season.

On Saturday they even hired a plane to fly a 'Kean Out' banner over Ewood Park during the defeat to Chelsea.

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But Blackburn's owners have been encouraged by the positive feedback they have received from within the club in recent weeks, which has been reflected in a number of good performances on the pitch.

Last week officials met with the players who agreed there was a better atmosphere around the club and in training, particularly since Paul Clement arrived from Chelsea as Kean's assistant.

They decided it was the right decision to persevere with the 44-year-old Scot who has been holding meetings with agents this week as he prepares to make more new signings in the transfer window.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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