Blackburn Rovers assistant manager John Jensen to leave

Steve Kean and John Jensen
Jensen (right) spent nine months as Steve Kean's assistant

Blackburn Rovers assistant manager John Jensen is to leave Ewood Park.

The 46-year-old former Arsenal and Denmark midfielder joined manager Steve Kean's coaching staff in January.

A Rovers statement read:external-link "The club would like to thank John for his efforts over the past nine months and wish him all the best for the future."

Blackburn are 18th in the Premier League table, having picked up only four points from their opening six games of the season.

Jensen has previously had spells in charge of Danish clubs Herfolge BK and Randers, as well as being assistant to Michael Laudrup with both the Denmark national team and Spanish side Getafe.

When he joined Rovers, initially on a six-month deal, he became Kean's first appointment after the Scot was elevated to manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce.

Rovers avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of last season and Jensen signed a contract extension in May.

However, Blackburn have endured a troubled start to this campaign and some fans staged a demonstration against Kean before the fixture against Arsenal, a game that Rovers went on to win 4-3 to record their only league win of the season so far.

Victory over Leyton Orient gave Blackburn progression to the fourth round of the Carling Cup, but a 3-1 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday left them in the Premier League relegation zone.

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