Singh maintains Premier focus

Owners Venky’s have sent the former Malaysia international into

Ewood Park after the club’s relegation to the Championship last


Singh, a TV pundit in Asia, has already caused controversy with

comments at a fans forum concerning manager Steve Kean and

midfielder Morten Pedersen, which he has since apologised for.

But insists he will he will continue to ‘voice an opinion if it

needs voicing’ as he seeks to turn the club around.

He told The Sun: “I am the owners’ representative here and my

responsibility has been made very clear right from the outset by

the family. They want promotion.

“My 22-year-old son is my go-to man. We were having a chat about

this and he said, ‘Do you know what you’ve done? You’ve walked into

the most impossible job in the world!’

“Yes, it’s a big, big challenge but the bigger the better. It’s

better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at


“But I have a motto on my Blackberry – it says ‘Promotion… or

die trying’ and that’s my only aim at this club.”

He added: “I call a spade a spade. I’ll voice an opinion if it

needs voicing. Had it gone well last season then I would not be

sitting here – that’s the way it is.”