PLAY­ERS ‘HAPPY’ AT KEAN EXIT

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 - By CHRIS MCKENNA

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?’”

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