Report: Blackburn fires deputy chief executive

Blackburn has reportedly fired its deputy chief executive after

a letter he sent five months ago warning the club’s owners of its

likely relegation from the Premier League was made public.

Sky Sports News says that Paul Hunt has been fired by Indian

poultry firm Venky’s.

British newspapers reproduced a letter from Hunt to Venky’s

after it was apparently leaked to a website.

Hunt correctly predicted that the team was sliding toward

relegation and made a list of 10 recommendations that included

firing manager Steve Kean because of his unpopularity with players

and allowing directors to run the club from Britain.

Blackburn was relegated to the second-tier League Championship

on Monday, 18 months after Venky’s bought the club.