Kean expecting to stay in charge

Wed, 21 Dec 08:35:18 2011

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has claimed he still expects to be in charge of the club for the Boxing Day trip to Liverpool despite Tuesday night's 2-1 home defeat by Bolton.

Mark Davies opened the scoring for the Trotters after just four minutes. Nigel Reo-Coker added another on thirty minutes, so it was no surprise Blackburn were booed off at half-time. Despite a much-improved second-half display which brought a goal for Yakubu, Rovers could not force another.

The result sent Kean`s side plummeting to the foot of the Premier League and drew more vicious abuse for the Scot from home fans, who booed him throughout. Yet he insists he does not expect to get sacked.

"I expect to be here on Boxing Day," said Kean. "I would be completely shocked if they (the owners) decide to replace me, yes."

It had been suggested a board meeting had been convened for Wednesday. Given Kean was nearly dismissed earlier this month, it was expected by many to sound the death knell for his time in charge. Yet the Scot insists there is no such meeting.

"There is no board meeting," he said. "I spoke to the owners prior to the game and I spoke to them at length [on Monday]."


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