Steve Kean Set Blackburn Rovers A Target of A Top 10 Finish

Steve Kean, Manager Blackburn Rovers

New Blackburn boss Steve Kean has set Blackburn Rovers a target of finishing in the top 10 this season - however his transfer budget may have diminished due to a restructuring of the club's debt.

Blackfurn striker El Hadij Diouf believes the change in manager at the club has had an adverse effect on the squad, and himself as a player. 

 ‘When he was coach, he used to talk to me all the time. Then when he became the manager, he changed his opinion of me. It’s better they let me go and I can find another club’.

Diouf stated, ‘Nobody used to want to come and play at Ewood Park – it used to be hell. But right now everyone wants to play Blackburn. A lot of things have gone – that spirit we had to win the game for the fans, for the manager and for ourselves. I don’t want to see them relegated. But I know it’s going to be hard. I was one of the biggest players at the club. Then it all changed under the new manager. If the players he had were better than me, Ok I understand that. But right now that is not the case’.

Diouf has requested that Blackburn let him go due to his conflict and relationship with Kean.

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