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Football: Kean 'forced to resign' at Blackburn

Published on Sep 29, 2012 6:27 AM
 
Blackburn's manager Steve Keane looks on at during an UEFA Champions League group G football match between Celtic Glasgow and Benfica Lisbon on Sept 19, 2012 at Parkhead in Glasgow. Kean quit as Blackburn Rovers manager on Friday, saying he'd been "forced to resign" with immediate effect due to his position becoming "untenable", in a statement issued through his lawyers. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Steve Kean quit as Blackburn Rovers manager on Friday, saying he'd been "forced to resign" with immediate effect due to his position becoming "untenable", in a statement issued through his lawyers.

The Scot had faced constant criticism from Rovers fans throughout his two-year spell in charge at Ewood Park after the club's owners Venky's, an Indian-based poultry firm, controversially brought him in to replace the experienced Sam Allardyce.

Kean, however, carried on despite the club's relegation from the elite English Premier League in May.

Yet despite Rovers currently lying a promising third in the second division Championship, Kean walked out of the north-west club ahead of Saturday's match away to Charlton.

 
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