Kean resigns from Blackburn post

Updated: September 28, 2012

Steve Kean’s reign as Blackburn manager came to end on Friday following his resignation from the Championship side with the Scot revealing he had been “forced out”

Kean has been in charge for almost two seasons leading the club to relegation from the Premier League last season.

Despite the previous back of the club’s owners, the Venky’s, the 44 year old has found it difficult to win over the Ewood Park faithful.

Not even a positive start to the new season, the club currently sit third in the table, was enough to convince the fans that Kean was the man to lead them forward.

Despite all that, the Venky’s have stood by the man and in the end they reportedly forced the Scot to resign from his role, a move that looks set to bring back page headlines to the club.

In a statement released by his Lawyers Kean said For reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years, that I have been forced to resign as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club with immediate effect, due to my position as team manager becoming untenable.

“I wish to thank all the players and coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future.”

A short statement from Blackburn meanwhile confirmed his departure “Blackburn Rovers Football Club can confirm that Steve Kean tonight resigned from his position as manager,”

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