Venky's deny Steve Kean Blackburn job under threat

Steve Kean
Kean was given a two-and-a-half-year contract at Ewood Park in January

Blackburn owners Venky's have denied manager Steve Kean's job is at risk after his side picked up one point from their last five Premier League games.

Rovers are two points above the relegation zone and reports suggested Kean, who replaced Sam Allardyce in December, was under pressure.

Venky's chairperson Anuradha Desai said there was no truth in the reports.

"He will continue in his present position. There is no question of the manager being changed," she added.

Kean, 43, was given a two-and-a-half-year contract in January but Blackburn's 3-2 defeat at Fulham on Saturday prompted a number of reports suggesting the Scot had been summoned to a meeting with Desai in London.

However, Desai dismissed the claim and stated: "I do not know the source of these rumours."

After an encouraging start under Kean, including victory over Liverpool, results have tailed off, with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 23 January the last time the club picked up three points.

In their last five games Rovers have only taken one point, in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle, during which time they have conceded in 12 goals - while scoring six.

The Rao family completed their £43m takeover of Rovers through their company, Venky's London Limited, on 19 October.

Kean had been first-team coach under Allardyce until the former Newcastle and Bolton boss was surprisingly relived of his duties with Blackburn 13th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone.

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