The crazy circus surrounding Blackburn Rovers does not seem to end. Just a couple of days after getting relegated to the Championship thanks to a loss at home to relegation rivals Wigan Athletic, Blackburn have now sacked their deputy chief executive Paul Hunt.
The act was done after it was revealed that Hunt wanted current Blackburn manager Steve Kean fired over their poor performances, this was leaked in a letter Hunt had written to the Blackburn’s Indian owners that it was time to leave for Kean.
Kean had taken over from the sacked Sam Allardyce in December 2010, this has led to a lot of criticism of the running of the Lancashire club by the Indian owners Venky’s and also of Kean with various protests being taken up by Rovers supporters before games leading up to their relegation.
During the 1-0 home loss to Wigan which sealed Rovers fate, a chicken with a Blackburn scarf was sent on to the pitch by some fans as a sign of protest against the Indian owners.
In the leaked letter Hunt said
“He [Kean] has lost the crowd and as a result of this evening’s game [2-1 loss to Bolton at home] has lost the dressing room as well – the players no longer want to play for him,”
“We are losing fans/customers at an alarming rate. I am very concerned that fans are voting with their feet and not attending, not purchasing and not engaging with the club.”
Blackburn play their final league game of the season against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.