Sam Allardyce will be given a huge amount of money to spend on new players if proposed Ewood Park takeover is to go through.
Ahsan Ali Syed, an Indian investment tycoon, is hoping to take control of Blackburn in the next month.
A team of negotiators from his company Western Gulf Advisory arrived at the club yesterday hoping to secure agreement on a four-week exclusive negotiation period.
Syed, who has never been to Blackburn and declined to discuss his favourite players, said that if he was successful he would begin his reign by backing Allardyce with funds to consolidate the club’s Premier League status.
“As part of our first five-year investment we will make £80 million-£100 million available to the manager. He has done a fantastic job for the club with constrained resources, but I am sure that if he is given a free hand with the resources we can provide then Big Sam has the potential to make wonders.” (Telegraph)
Blackburn have been linked with a takeover for some time now, somewhat limiting the club’s transfer activity this summer. Sam Allardyce is used to working on a tight budget, and has repeated the success he had at Bolton in his current role at Blackburn Rovers.
£100million over five years would give Allardyce £20million each season, a significant improvement on his current funds. It would be interesting to see Big Sam work with such a budget and what sort of players he would be able to bring to the club.
Perhaps it is too late for the deal to go ahead before the end of the current transfer window, but Rovers fans will be hoping for something official before the window re-opens in January.