Just Who Is Desperate Enough To Become Manager Of Blackburn Rovers Now ?

The terse statement on the Blackburn Rovers website said hardly anything at all - but then again the club owners, the Venkys, don't tend to say much either.

'Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that Steve Kean tonight resigned from his position as manager', the statement read.

Kean is reported to have said that his position had become untenable, and with unrealistic targets, backstabbing and the general sense that the club is lost in a mire of its own making, you can hardly fault his logic.

Kean was always on a hiding to nothing. From the moment that the Venkys got rid of Sam Allardyce (seemingly because he actually want a free hand to run the club), Kean was doomed to fail. Deprived of funds in the transfer market, hated by the fans, and hang out to dry so many times by the owners, the wonder is that he lasted almost 2 years.

Well, he's finally found his balls and walked. Good on him.

But who next for Blackburn Rovers ? Who is desperate enough to want to work under the conditions that characterized Kean's reigh ? Tim Sherwood ? You must be joking. This is not a job for a young guy wanting to get his start as a manager in the game.

Alan Curbishley ? Nope. Why risk it ? He really needs the right job this time around, especially after so long out of the game.

The Venkys will doubtless float the idea that Pep Guardiola, Harry Redknapp and Benitez are on the shortlist, but the reality is that a Phil Brown, Peter Taylor and Steve Cotterill are more likely candidates.

Blackburn are a club in crisis, and although the supporters might be pleased to see the back of Kean, it is difficult to see how a new manager can make his mark unless the owners change completely the way they are running the club.

Blackburn are currently equal on points with Huddersfield who are in second place in the Championship, having lost just one game this season. It will be a big ask for the incoming manager to finish the season in the top 3.


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