Mar 29, 2011

Blackburn’s Sensational £60m Argentinian Double Swoop

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Ewood Park owners have run out of patience with their coach and lack of transfer activity and will spice things up this summer.

Speculation is growing that Blackburn Rovers’ owners have lost patience with manager Steve Kean and will replace him with an Argentinian pairing to put the club on the football map.

Venky’s, who bought the club for £23million last November, will ditch the boss, who has failed to impress since controversially taking over from Sam Allardyce.

The Indian-based company has already identified his successor in Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who they hope will persuade compatriot Sergio Aguero to move to the North-West.

The publicity-hungry Venky’s are desperate to announce themselves to the footballing world and believe this is the way to do it.

The board has close links with sport agencies Kentaro and SEM, who are already in negotiations with the pair.

The news is a blow to manager Kean who has struggled to fulfill his promise of turning Blackburn into a European team.

He took over from Allardyce, apparently sacked for his style of play, in December but is struggling to stave off relegation.

Maradona was last seen managing his country in the World Cup where they reached the quarter-finals before losing to Germany.

He won many plaudits for his style of play and man-management and is certainly a colourful character, but will not come cheap and is hoping for a £10million one-year rolling contract.

Venky’s hope he can persuade his son-in-law Aguero to join him at Ewood Park in a sensational £50million deal from Atletico Madrid.

The 22-year-old is seen as the ideal big-name signing that Blackburn have been craving, but failed with bids for Ronaldinho, David Beckham and Luis Fabiano.



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