Blackburn Rovers announced on Friday that Steve Kean had resigned as the club's manager. The news follows months of speculation surrounding the Kean's position at Ewood Park after the club was relegated from the Premier League back in May but long before that, the Rovers faithful had been demonstrating their frustrations towards the Scotsman who had been manger of the Lancashire side since December 2010 following the controversial sacking of Sam Allardyce by the club's then new owners, the Venky family, famed for their wealth made from packing chickens in India!
Kean said in a statement following his decision that his position as the Blackburn manager had become "untenable", a decision that is thought to have been made following meetings with the Venky's this week.
Following relegation, Blackburn has made a reasonable start to life in the Championship, winning four of their first seven matches, drawing two and losing just once. However, that defeat came last weekend at home to Middlesbrough and a large section of the Rovers faithful jumped at the opportunity to remind Kean that he was not wanted at the club.
The Blackburn job was Kean's first and only role as a first team manager after previosly being number two to Chris Coleman at Fulham, Real Sociedad and Coventry City and it is unlikely that many clubs will be queuing up for his services. His overall record on departing Ewood Park reads, played 74, won 21, drawn 16 and lost 37.
The search will now begin for the next Blackburn Rovers manager and two former players were already linked to the job before Kean left, Tim Sherwood and Alan Shearer, both members of the side when Blackburn won the title in 1995 and it is Sherwood, who has been part of the Spurs backroom staff for the past few seasons, who is the early even money favourite. Other names that have been mentioned include Harry Redknapp, Mick McCarthy, Dave Jones and Billy Davies.