The owners of Blackburn Rovers claim that their ambition is to become a top ten Premier League side, although the Lancashire club might do well to finish in 17th position this season, having collected just four points from their first seven matches.
The 4-3 win over Arsenal remains their only success of the campaign, although Venky’s continue to back Steve Kean and the Scot remains optimistic that Blackburn can have a successful season, with the team heading out to India to play a friendly this week.
“Obviously, we didn’t think we would be in this position when we rearranged it,” Kean said. “But it is still an opportunity to train in a different environment. To be really close with the lads could be a good thing because at times like these you want to stick together.”
“The owners are very strong,” he said. “I spoke with one of the owners [Anuradha Desai] first thing [on Saturday morning] and she said there were going to be demonstrations and that I should not let it bother me and I won’t. The owners are in it for the long term and they have backed me to the hilt.”
Many supporters were bemused to see Sam Allardyce deposed in favour of Kean and the next Premier League match away to QPR takes on a huge importance.