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Website leaks letter from Blackburn's top official

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Sporting Intelligence website, has divulged the contents of a letter sent by Blackburn Rovers deputy chief executive Paul Hunt to the club's owners. According to them Hunt told the club's owners that change was needed following a 2-1 defeat at home by Bolton back in December. The story has now been widely reported and will put added pressure on beleagured boss Steve Kean following the club's relegation earlier in the week.

"I have supported him [Kean] from the start and have been desperate for him to do well," Hunt reportedly wrote.

"However, I am now of the opinion it isn't working and he is ready to go."

 Kean has already said he is determined to stay on as manager.

The letter reportedly goes on

"He [Kean] has lost the crowd and as a result of this evening's game [against Bolton] has lost the dressing room as well - the players no longer want to play for him," added Hunt.

"It is a shame and disappointing but we must act now to save the club. The board should be asked their opinion on who should be the new manager."

Hunt insisted he had the best interests of the club at heart and also detailed worries about the club's finances.

"I have been your senior officer at the club for six months now and I feel that I must now write to you to ask you to make some significant changes to save the club, perhaps from relegation but also perhaps from administration," said Hunt.

"We are losing fans/customers at an alarming rate," Hunt stated. "I am very concerned that fans are voting with their feet and not attending, not purchasing and not engaging with the club."

Whether there was any reply is unknown, but Nick Harris of Sporting Intelligence told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I personally don't know [if he got a response to the letter] but I think actions speak louder than words.

"You have to see that the actions, or lack of them, since that letter was sent are the most kind of damning reply he could have got."

The fact that the contents are now in the public domian will put added pressure on the owners to come clean on their intentions not just for the manager but the club as well.

JB


 

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