Singh comments ‘disruptive’, says Kean

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has hit back at the club’s global adviser Shebby Singh, claiming comments made about himself and midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen have disrupted preparations for the new season.

Speaking at an open meeting with fans last weekend, Singh stated Kean – deeply unpopular among sections of Blackburn supporters – would be dismissed from his post if he lost three consecutive games early on in the season.

The former Malaysia defender and television pundit went on to liken long-serving Norway international Pedersen to a “pensioner”.

Singh apologised for his comments earlier this week but that failed to satisfy the PFA, who issued a statement in support of Pedersen yesterday.

The statement chastised Singh’s subsequent apology which didn’t seem to retract the comments, rather Mr Singh simply implied he was “too honest for his own good,” a view Kean appeared to subscribe to.

“I don’t really think it was an apology,” he said.

“I think there was an apology that feelings might have been hurt and people might have been rubbed up the wrong way, but I don’t really see a retraction.

“I don’t really want to discuss it any longer. I’d rather focus because it’s been massively disruptive this week and we just want to get on with the job in hand which is getting prepared for Ipswich.”


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