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Kean to remain as Blackburn boss

Steve Kean will remain in charge of Championship Blackburn Rovers for the moment. It is understood the 44 year old was spared the sack by co-owner Anuradha Desai, but his position remains under review.

When asked if Kean would be in charge in the long term, global advisor Shebby Singh told BBC Sport: "No comment."

Singh has admitted that the matter could have been handled better and said the situation at the club "gets worse by the day".

Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire, he said: "Unfortunately, the momentum [of the speculation about Kean] built up so fast it was quite difficult to step in and react.

"We have people heading up different departments whose responsibility it is to step in but unfortunately it escalated at such a fast pace that before you know what happened, it hits you in the face.

"It should not have been allowed to escalate like that but it did and the situation gets worse by the day."

A crowd of 13,405 saw Friday's match, around 9,000 fewer than the average attendance they were attracting in the Premier League in 2011-12.

Singh continued: "Financially now it is not a good situation because the fans are staying away. The club needs revenue to survive.

"I guess with having played seven games now I think it is a situation which is not a very pleasant one and I suppose it is my bosses, the owners of the club [Venky's], who have to make an assessment."

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