Blackburn boss Steve Kean attempts to head off player mutiny

By Richard Gibson

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is ready to make monthly trips to India in an attempt to improve communications and head off a player mutiny.

Kean, 43, was so concerned about the unrest in the wake of Sam Allardyce's sacking that he flew to Pune to see Anuradha Desai, chairman of new owners Venky's.

Indian mission: Steve Kean

Indian mission: Steve Kean

He said: 'It was my idea to see the chairlady because I wanted to be able to stand in front of the lads to give them information, whatever that was going to be. If it made it easier, I would go over every month.'

Kean, who learned on his return that captain Chris Samba wants a move, said: 'That's disappointing. If you want to leave there's a proper way to do it.'

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