Jensen agrees Blackburn stay

Jensen joined Rovers as Steve Kean’s assistant in January following

Sam Allardyce’s departure. The former Arsenal midfielder man only

agreed a six-month contract upon his arrival, but he has now been

rewarded with a 12-month extension. Jensen helped Blackburn secure

survival in the Premier League and the Dane was delighted to stay

at the Lancashire club. “To be asked to stay on means an awful lot

to me,” Jensen told the club’s official website. “Steve told me a

few weeks ago that he was keen for me to stay whatever happened,

but the situation is clearly much better now we have secured our

Premier League status. “It is apparent to me that the Premier

League is by far and away the best competition in the world and to

be able to be part of it at a club as good as this is very

exciting.” Kean was happy to see Jensen rewarded with a new deal to

continue their partnership next season. “John quickly proved to me

that he has all the qualities necessary to fulfil the role of

assistant manager, not least loyalty and trust,” said Kean. “He is

a football man and we share the same philosophies. I’m delighted

that he has agreed to continue with us and see him playing a big

part in our future.”