Steve Kean signs new contract at Blackburn

10 November 2011 11:28
Under-fire Blackburn boss Steve Kean has signed a new contract, despite the ongoing protests by fans against his reign.

Rovers' Indian owners Venky's have backed their man, ignoring a large number of their own supporters, who even shelled out to have a plane fly over Ewood Park last weekend trailing a banner saying 'Steve Kean out'.

Rovers supporters took that step after banners against Kean were banned from the ground for Blackburn's match against Chelsea after weeks of protests against the Scot.

Point to make: Steve Kean's Blackburn side are languishing in the bottom three

Kean's men were beaten 1-0 by the Blues, a defeat that leaves them second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just six points from 11 games.

Rovers have won only seven out of 33 games since the 44-year-old replaced Sam Allardyce as boss last December.

However, after weeks of talks Kean has agreed a new deal, improving terms on the contract he signed in January which had tied him to the club until 2013. 

Unrest: Angry Blackburn fans have been protesting against Kean's reign

Plane stupid: Rovers fans paid for an aircraft to fly past Ewood Park on Sunday trailing a 'Steve Kean out' sign after banners were banned from the ground

Despite the fans' protests, Sportsmail understands that Blackburn's players have felt things have been improving since the arrival of Paul Clement, the former Chelsea coach.

And Kean has also sat down with Venky's to discuss transfer targets this week as the club plan for the January window.

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Source: Daily_Mail