Steve Kean "forced to quit" as Blackburn manager
Steve Kean has resigned as the manager of Blackburn Rovers with immediate effect, saying he was “forced” to quit.
By Mike Sheridan
Said the Scot in a statement, "For reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years, that I have been forced to resign as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club with immediate effect, due to my position as team manager becoming untenable.”
He added, "I wish to thank all the players and coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future."
Blackburn were relegated from The Premier League last year with Kean dealing with constant speculation over his job. He was also the subject of horrific abuse from some of his own fans, but had seemingly turned things around with the club after a strong start to the Championship campaign.
The powers that be apparently were not informed, though. Managing Director Derek Shaw said: "I have been travelling down to London and this is the first I have heard of it."
Big Mick McCarthy anyone?