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Blackburn Rovers Hold Talks With Diego Maradona Over Managerial Role at Ewood Park

Ewood Park owners aim very high in search for Big Sam replacement.

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Caretaker Steve Kean will be in charge at Blackburn until the end of the season, but Venky’s chairwoman Anuradha Desai said: “We thought about Maradona as a coach after we took over. Talks were at the initial stage then, but there is no development on that front yet.
“For now, the current coach will be the manager until the end of the season. There is no question of signing anyone for such a short time.”
Former Argentina manager Maradona is keen to take a Premier League job, but he may be offered a technical director or ambasaddorial role at Blackburn as the new owners seek to implement a new structure with a figurehead manager, a first team coach and director of football.

Current caretaker Kean is respected by the new regime and is a client of Kentaro, the agents who advise Venky’s.
“Kean is well connected with the game and the players as well,” said Desai.
“We have full faith that he will do the best job and keep the team motivated. He works long hours and is talented at his job. He also works well with our very skillful young players – and that is important.” (Telegraph)

Well I never. Have to say I am a little surprised that Blackburn Rovers made such a bold move and it seems that such a move has failed. It is good to see the club’s new owners give their backing to caretaker boss Steve Kean for the remainder of the season but that will leave many to wonder why they sacked Sam Allardyce in the first place?

Many would have assumed that such a move was made with a view to a replacement being ready to take over but that doesn’t appear to have been the case, unless of course Maradona was the man they were hoping would take the job on.


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