Venky’s issue Rovers pledge

The Indian poultry giants bought Rovers from the Walker Trust back

in November 2010 have backed manager Steve Kean to take the club

forward next season. They have made funds available to the Scot to

strengthen the squad ahead of the new campaign, having outlined

their ambitious plans for the future. Kean is reportedly close to

landing Monaco defender Cedric Mongongu, as the club look to secure

their first signing of the summer, and the owners are looking

forward to their first full season in charge. A club statement to

the Lancashire Telegraph, read: “Blackburn Rovers Football Club

would like to assure all supporters that the owners (Venky’s)

remain as passionate and committed to the club as ever. “The owners

vehemently refute any suggestions to the contrary and are

continuing to work hard to push the club forward through a strategy

based around systematic growth.”