In November 2010, Venky’s LTD bought Blackburn Rovers. They knew next to nothing about football, not even knowing that a team could be relegated from the Premier League. They acted stupidly, sacking well respected manager Sam Allardyce and replacing him with caretaker Steve Kean. They tried to get Diego Maradona in as their new manager and tried to sign Ronaldinho. But it was no surprise when both rejected the offer to move to the north-west of England. Ever since they bought the club, Blackburn rovers have been on a downward spiral. Selling their well known, experienced players such as Morten Gamst Pedersen and Christopher Samba, and replacing them with next-to-nobody free transfers and loanees. After just two years at the club, they had been relegated to the championship after spending over a decade as a well established premier league club.
After months of protest to remove the Venky’s and delusional manager Steve Kean from the club, the fans finally found a glimmer of hope when in September 2012, just short of two years after he was appointed manager, Steve Kean resigned from his role at the club. Over the next few years things would continue to get worse for Blackburn, as their position in the league, year-by-year was deteriorating rapidly thanks to several unstable managers and the selling of some of their best players such as Josh King and Thomas Cairney. Finally, in February this year, Rovers appointed new manager Tony Mowbray and will backed with confidence after going a noticeable number of games unbeaten in the league. But unfortunately, it proved too little to late for Blackburn after they were relegated to league one, despite beating Brentford 3-1 on the final day. But now Mowbray has made a number of promising signings over this summers transfer window, in the clubs hope of a immediate bounce back to the championship.
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