Tuesday, May 08, 2012


Blackburn boss Steve Kean went down fighting, vowing to bounce back as his team were relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

Kean was barracked mercilessly by the home support as Rovers crashed to a late 1-0 defeat against Wigan at Ewood Park to suffer the drop into the npower Championship.

The Scot, who has withstood protests throughout Rovers' miserable season, wants to stay on despite the vitriol and is convinced controversial owners Venky's will continue to back him.

Large sections of the Ewood Park crowd chanted "Kean out!" throughout Monday's 1 - 0 defeat by Wigan which sent Rovers down after 11 years in the top flight. 

There were numerous protests by Rovers fans against Kean and Blackburn's owners during the game against the Latics, including a chicken being draped in a Blackburn flag and released on to the pitch in the first half, a reference to the Venky's poultry business.

Blackburn needed a win to have any chance of staying up, but lost out to Antolin Alcaraz's 87th-minute header. 

Kean, who replaced Sam Allardyce as Blackburn boss in December 2010, has faced calls to be sacked all season but the 44-year-old wants to stay on at Ewood Park to try to make an immediate return to the Premier League. 

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