Rovers owners vow to stand by Kean
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The Indian owners of Blackburn Rovers have said they expect manager Steve Kean to remain in charge for at least the duration of his two-and-a-half-year contract.

Anuradha Desai, head of Indian firm Venky's which now owns Rovers, said there were no plans to replace Kean, who took over following the shock dismissal of manager Sam Allardyce last month.

"Steve Kean will be safe in his job for the duration of that contract, whatever happens," Desai said. "I guarantee that. Without stability you cannot have success, and this provides stability. It's the way we work."

Kean has been given resources to strengthen Rovers in the transfer market and signed former Ewood idol Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City on Friday, the club's first foray in the January transfer window.

German and American international midfielder Jermaine Jones also looks set to join them on loan from Bundesliga side Schalke.

Blackburn are currently just outside the top ten, standing in 11th place following a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea yesterday.