So I guess that means he is no longer a caretaker boss at Ewood Park, right?
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The search for Blackburn Rovers’ new manager has been halted and ex-boss Sam Allardyce’s Ewood Park reigns have been handed over to caretaker boss Steve Kean, who has been given a contract extension until June 2013.
Indian owners of the club Venky’s, who specialise in the selling of poultry, have decided that Kean’s recent managerial performances have done enough to keep him in the role of manager at Ewood Park and Kean himself is delighted to be given the opportunity to take the club onwards and upwards through to the end of his new contract.
Kean told the club’s official website: ‘I am delighted to commit my future to Rovers at the start of what I see as a massively exciting new era for the club. The owners have shown great faith in me and I will do all I can to repay them. this is a great opportunity for me and I intend to grasp it with both hands.’
Since Kean took over as first team manager, relinquishing his role as assistant team coach which he had held since 2007, Rovers have won 3 out of their last 7 games and are currently occupying a mid-table berth in the Premier League. They face West Brom on Sunday at Ewood Park in their next fixture.
The chairperson for Venky’s, Anuradha Desai, said on the decision to offer Kean the new deal: ‘We have great confidence in Steve, someone who impresses us with his work ethic, enthusiasm, positivity and football philosophy. Stability is very important to us and this contract is further evidence of our desire to achieve such stability at the club.’
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