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Blackburn owners back Kean

07 March 2011 02:00
Blackburn owners Venky's have denied manager Steve Kean's job is under threat after a run of three Barclays Premier League defeats in four matches. Former first-team coach Kean was appointed as the successor to Sam Allardyce in December despite no previous managerial experience and signed a two-and-a-half-year contract the following month. Early results, which included a victory over Liverpool, were encouraging but Saturday's 3-2 loss to Fulham continued a worrying run that has left them only two points above the relegation zone. Reports at the weekend suggested Kean had been summoned to a meeting with chairman Anuradha Desai in London but a spokesman for Indian poultry giants Venky's dismissed the claim and insisted the Scot's position is safe. The spokesman told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We don't know why people keep writing these things or where they come from. I can say that speculation is wrong. "We are happy to say Steve Kean still has our 100% backing and there has been nothing like that going on at all. Mrs Desai has been in India, not London."

Source: PA