Alan Shearer to make sensational Ewood Park return?
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Blackburn’s new owners, the VH Group, have committed a minimum £5 million of funding for each of the next six transfer windows to transform the club into a Premier League force.
The identity of the manager charged with spending that money was plunged into uncertainty, however, when it emerged that Blackburn legend Alan Shearer would consider the role.
Anuradha Desai, the group’s chairman, on Wednesday reiterated her desire to see a marked improvement in the club’s league position under VH’s tenure, and it is believed at least £30 million has been set aside over the next three years to overhaul Blackburn’s squad.
There seems little doubt that the first instalment of that fund will be handled by Steve Kean, the former first-team coach who was placed in charge after Sam Allardyce’s abrupt dismissal earlier this week. Desai on Wednesday confirmed to Sky Sports that Kean would be given “two or three months” to see if he is capable of handling the job in the longer term.
Though [their manager shortlist] does not extend to considering Diego Maradona — the former Argentina manager is known to be interested in the post, but Desai yesterday dismissed the suggestion — it may include Shearer, the striker still idolised at Blackburn. (The Guardian)
The VH Group are running Blackburn Rovers in a rather curious fashion.
Anuradha Desai revealed recently that she had never seen a football match before acquiring the club, sacked Sam Allardyce to let his former first-team coach manage the transfer window, and seemingly believes that £5m per transfer window will secure Blackburn a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Alan Shearer has already proven himself to be no messiah, getting his beloved Newcastle United relegated by winning just one of his games as manager.
He’s not even a good pundit, merely narrating what is being shown on screen rather than analysing it.
This news emerges the day after Sam Allardyce gave an insightful presentation at the FA’s Future Game conference, and the decision to get rid of him looks odder every day.
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