14.01.2012 [The Independent] - The future of the Blackburn Rovers captain, Chris Samba, looked uncertain last night after the player did not show up yesterday for training or for a meeting designed to clear the air with his manager SteveKean. Samba called in sick, though it seems
13.01.2012 [The Independent] - The Blackburn Rovers manager, SteveKean, has confirmed that his club have rejected two bids for defender Christopher Samba and reiterated that the player is not for sale. Samba has been linked with moves to Tottenham and QPR, while interest from Paris
15.01.2012 [The Independent] - Chris Samba, the Blackburn centre-back who texted in sick on Friday and wants a transfer, will have tests at hospital his manager SteveKean said. "We'll make sure the virus he has is not too serious, that it clears up and he can be available for
Stephen "Steve" Kean (born 30 September 1967) is a Scottish football manager and former player. A winger, he spent his playing career in the lower divisions of Scottish, English and Portugese leagues in the 1980s and 1990s, before moving into coaching. His only management position to date was a twenty-one month spell in charge of Blackburn Rovers, from which he resigned on 28 September 2012.
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18.01.2012 [ESPN.co.uk] - Blackburn manager SteveKean has reiterated the Premier League club's standpoint that Christopher Samba is not for sale. Samba was the subject of a bid from Queens Park Rangers last week as Rovers were forced to ward off unwelcome attention in their
18.01.2012 [The Guardian] - Blackburn's Scott Dann has set Arsenal and Liverpool on high alert by demanding urgent talks with SteveKean following Chris Samba's decision to request a transfer. But it's not all bad news for Kean, with a loan move for the Bordeaux forward Anthony
17.01.2012 [Lancashire Telegraph] - SteveKean is eager to bolster his strike options after losing Yakubu to a three-match ban following his sending off for a high tackle on Danny Murphy in Saturday's win over Fulham. Kean was unhappy with the decision and had indicated that he would
16.01.2012 [Daily Star] - SteveKean is showing that he certainly has the bottle to ride out the Blackburn crisis. A majority of fans want him out yet the players are clearly right behind him. Their spirit in beating Fulham with ten men was unquestionable.
03.01.2012 [FootballFanCast.com (blog)] - Likewise another under fire manager who has been given time and seemingly the backing of the owners is SteveKean, who may have pulled a couple of shock results out of the bag but promptly set his team up to lose at home to Stoke and make Peter Crouch
14.01.2012 [FootballFanCast.com (blog)] - If Blackburn do have their best players taken then they will have to invest heavily – that's if the owners trust SteveKean with their money. All teams will try and fill the gaps of course, however limited the funds are. Other plausible deals are Josh
13.01.2012 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Blackburn manager SteveKean admits this weekend's Barclays Premier League fixture schedule looks promising for his team - but is taking nothing for granted. Rovers, currently bottom of the table, host Fulham on Saturday, while fellow strugglers Bolton
18.01.2012 [Blackpool Gazette] - Liverpool and Arsenal have been put on alert as Blackburn defender Scott Dann, 24, seeks urgent talks with manager SteveKean over his future. Bolton Wanderers have been reportedly ordered to stump up £8m for want-away Spurs forward Giovani dos Santos
15.01.2012 [sportingintelligence] - 'This includes the termination of the manager's employment [Sam Allardyce] and the appointment of a new manager [SteveKean]. 'We have had no input into the terms of this appointment and presumably discussions are taking place with SteveKean
15.01.2012 [talkSPORT.co.uk] - SteveKean played seven players aged 23 or under including Grant Hanley, Jason Lowe, Junior Hoilett and Martin Olsson against The Cottagers. And the team was dealt a blow when in-form striker Yakubu was sent off in the first-half.
15.01.2012 [Here Is The City] - For once the boos that rang around Ewood Park were not reserved for the Blackburn manager, SteveKean, nor the club's owners. Some were directed at Murphy, others, equally unjustly, at the referee, Anthony Taylor. Yakubu, skirmishing for possession on
02.01.2012 [The Sport Review] - SteveKean and his depleted Blackburn side managed to ruin Sir Alex Ferguson's 70th birthday, Manchester City have stalled at the top and Chelsea self-combusted. 2011 saw Manchester United record the highest total of points, 88, and the highest total
14.01.2012 [talkSPORT.co.uk] - SteveKean's side looked to be up against it after the first-half dismissal of Yakubu but goals from Morten Gamst Pedersen and David Dunn put them into a commanding two-goal lead. Damien Duff pulled one back for the Cottagers as they looked to fight
12.01.2012 [Sports Mole] - Rovers boss SteveKean will be without a number of first-team players for the match at Ewood Park, with captain Christopher Samba the most notable absentee. Meanwhile, striker Yakubu is expected to return after he was rested for Saturday's FA Cup
25.12.2011 [Yorkshire Evening Post] - Leeds were loudly booed off against Reading last weekend and Blackburn boss SteveKean has been getting some hammer as well. Is it right to boo and did you ever get any stick? I've got to be honest and say while I know people are saying that they can't
02.01.2012 [sportingintelligence] - Some if not all of the Hoilett receipts are likely to be made available to manager SteveKean to recruit a replacement midfielder and possibly another striker, maybe on loan. Defenders are also on Kean's wish list but the extent of other sales could
10.01.2012 [Yorkshire Evening Post] - Meanwhile, Rovers manager SteveKean says nothing should be read into the absence of Rovers' in-demand stars in the FA Cup on Saturday - as he looks to add new faces before their match against Fulham this weekend. Stoke are giving a trial to Dutch
07.01.2012 [talkSPORT.co.uk] - The 34-year-old former Real Madrid star's contract expires in six months, and Rovers boss SteveKean has been vocal in his admiration of him. But Raul has confirmed to German newspaper Bild that he is hopeful of extending his successful stay in the
16.01.2012 [The Week UK] - If SteveKean's side perform better when the chips are down then it could help them escape relegation. The win over listless Fulham lifts Rovers to 17th in the table and out of the relegation zone for the first time since the autumn.
13.01.2012 [The Week UK] - But manager SteveKean appears determined to hold on to Samba particularly with Scott Dann likely to be sold to either Arsenal or Villa. "There has been interest all along," said Kean. "It doesn't surprise me, because he is a quality player for us and
Former Arsenal boss George Grahambelieves Blackburn’s Christopher Samba is the man to solve Arsenal’s defensive problems, according to talkSPORT. The 27-year-old centre-back has officially handed in a transfer request at Ewood Park, but Blackburn boss SteveKean insists he is not for sale. PSG, Tott ...