Blackburn manager Steve Kean has been told his job is safe by the club’s owners ahead of a planned protest by fans outside of Ewood Park this weekend before their game against Arsenal.
Rovers have endured a torrid start to the season and are currently languishing at the foot of the table having failed to win any of their first four games of the season, but were able to salavage a draw against Fulham last weekend.
Kean was able to guide the side clear of relegation last season, securing their place in the Premier League on the final day, but the pressure is growing on the man installed after former boss Sam Allerdyce was sacked by new owners Venky’s mid-way through last season ahead of the clash with the Gunners this weekend.
However co-owner Venkatesh Rao has spoken out on speculation that the former Fulham assistant manager will be relieved of his duties sooner rather than later, insisting that he needs time in order to transform the fortunes of the club.
Speaking about the planned protest for tomorrow, Rao said: “I am not worried about the welcome for tomorrow, I’m more worried about the results.
“If we give results I am sure everybody will be happy. We have been unlucky the last few matches. I will come out of this and I am not worried for anything because we are putting our heart in and we are working very, very hard.
“I’m sure we have to satisfy the fans first. I am not worried because we are doing nothing wrong. I want to take the interests of the fans first.” He added.
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with the job, with the agent of the current Molde manager fanning the flames by refusing to comment on the rumours.