Blackburn Rovers' bosses looking to demote under-pressure manager Steve Kean

07 March 2011 08:11
Under pressure: Steve Kean[LNB]Blackburn's Indian owners are exploring a demotion for Steve Kean tohis old coaching role to avoid the embarrassment of firing theirmanager. [LNB]It is less than two months since Venky's boss Anuradha Desai claimed the 43-year-old Scot was 'unsackable'. [LNB]But with Rovers two points off the Barclays Premier Leaguerelegation zone following five defeats in six games, the club's ownershave been forced to re-think. [LNB]Rovers' next fixture is athome to fellow strugglers Blackpool on March 19 and Venky's must decidewhether to stand by Kean or change manager for the second time in threemonths. [LNB]They sacked Sam Allardyce in December and promoted Kean from first-team coach to boss. [LNB]Sources close to Venky's insist Kean is safe for now, despite the 3-2 loss at Fulham.[LNB]But one option being considered is to appoint an experienced foreignmanager - Martin Jol and Claudio Ranieri were being touted ascontenders last night - and put Kean back on the coaching staff,thereby avoiding having to sack him.[LNB]  Fulham 3 Blackburn 2: Zamora caps return with last gasp winnerReferee Clattenburg giving serious thought to quitting after week of controversyAll the latest Blackburbn Rovers FC news, views and opinion[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Sam Allardyce, Martin Jol

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