PLAYERS ‘HAPPY’ AT KEAN EXIT
BLACKBURN caretaker boss Eric Black admits some players at Ewood Park will be happy that Steve Kean quit.
Kean’s former No.2 is in charge against Nottingham Forest tonight and Wolves on Saturday after guiding Rovers to a 1-1 draw at Charlton at the weekend.
Blackburn owners Venky’s will then decide if Black is the right man for the job or if they will bring someone else in.
“I’ve been a few places where managers have been sacked,” said Black (right).
“Some players will be unhappy and some will be happy – but they’ll carry on playing football.
“I don’t want anyone to use the situation as an excuse. I’m not.
“Judge me on what happens. Don’t use the excuse ‘We’re in limbo, the players are unsettled.’ I’m not having any of that.
“I took the nine senior players and spoke with them and gave them an idea of where we were and they’re very comfortable.
“We can’t afford to not be competitive in these games.”
Rovers’ director of football Shebby Singh has revealed he has been shocked by the standard of applicants for the manager’s job.
He said: “There are a lot of people who are interested.
“They’re big names. When their CVs arrived, my eyes went wide and I was like, ‘Really?’”