The owners of Blackburn Rovers, Venkys, have shown how you can buy a famous club, and when you haven’t got the slightest clue of how to run a football club, by sheer and utter incompetence they can get the club relegated within two years of taking over the reins.
Alan Shearer – linked with Blackburn manager job
And remember that Blackburn Rovers are one of only five clubs to have ever won the English Premier League, and they have a great history, and the poor fans have been put through hell and high water by the owners over the last two years.
The manager Steve Kean was forced to resign late last week, when he said his position at the club had become untenable, and it’s thought he was being told which players to pick for the team.
And they don’t seem to have learned anything much over the almost two years that they have owned Blackburn Rovers, and Steve Kean the manager, who they put in charge after they had sacked Sam Allardyce, resigned last week because the situation became untenable, and the rumor is he was being told what team to pick.
Sam Allardyce, by the way, is flying high with West Ham United now, after their 2-1 defeat of QPR at Loftus Road last night, and he has the London club in 7th place in the Premier League, 2 points above Newcastle.
Alan Shearer has been linked as one of the favorites for the Blackburn manager’s position, a club he played for under Kenny Dalglish, before he joined Newcastle in the summer of 1996.
But we’d be very surprised if Alan takes the job, because we think he’s become too comfortable in the BBC studios telling other managers what they should have done in games and why, without ever being wrong – that’s quite a good position to be in. 😀
Alan has said he wants to get back into management, but we’d be surprised if he does that any time soon, after taking over Newcastle on April Fools Day of 2009, but failing to save his home town club from relegation that season, picking up only 5 points from the 8 games he was in charge.
Another former Blackburn player Tim Sherwood is also said to be in the reckoning, and of course he’s now being frozen out at Spurs, after Andre Villas-Boas was brought in over the summer.
Henrik Larsson is the other surprise big name linked with the Blackburn job, and the former Feyenoord, Celtic and Barcelona striker has done well in his first managerial job in Sweden with Second Division side Landskrona, as he tries to learn the ropes at a smaller club, something that Alan Shearer has always resisted doing.
The Blackburn owners want a big name to take over, but they should probably also judge the applicants on how good he is at coaching – that tends to work better than just appointing a big name to the position – in the hopes they will get the club some much needed good publicity.
The good news for Blackburn fans is that they are currently well positioned in 4th place in the Championship, just one point behind leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.
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