EXCLUSIVE: Steve Kean signs new, improved Blackburn deal
Published 22:30 09/11/11 By Football Spy
Steve Kean has signed a new contract at Blackburn Rovers.
It is an incredible show of confidence in the under-fire Blackburn boss by the club's wealthy Indian owners Venky's.
Blackburn fans have held demonstrations against Kean, even hiring a light aircraft to display a banner "Steve Kean Out" during Saturday's defeat to Chelsea.
But after weeks of talks over a new deal, Kean has agreed a new contract and put pen to paper which is likely to further infuriate upset fans.
Kean, 44, was already on a contract until 2013 and the new deal is believed to give him better terms.
The club owners appointed Kean after Sam Allardyce left the club and it has been an unpopular decision.
But the latest development proves that the owners are fully behind Kean despite the unrest among the supporters.
Rovers have been locked in a relegation battle all season and Kean is still among the bookies' favourites to be axed.