| 16°C Dublin

Kean seals Rovers deal

Steve Kean has signed a long-term contract to remain as manager of Blackburn until 2013.

The 43-year-old took over in a caretaker capacity till the end of the season following the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December.

However, club owner Anuradha Desai had signalled her intention to give Kean a long-term deal earlier this month, and has now delivered.

"I am delighted to commit my future to Rovers at the start of what I see as a massively exciting new era for the club," Kean said.

"The owners have shown great faith in me and I will do all I can to repay them. This is a great opportunity for me and I intend to grasp it with both hands."

Irish Independent