`Declining` Rovers `global advisor` Shebby Singh faces axe as Indian owners get serious
London: The Indian bosses of the declining football club Blackburn Rovers may reportedly dismiss the club`s self-styled `global adviser` and former Malaysian footballer Shebby Singh following his inability to bring out the club from the mire in which it had sunk.
The chicken mogul owners Venky`s finally appear to be acknowledging that they need astute, experienced people from within football at the top of the club, rather than agents or moguls like Singh.
Although Singh has indicated that Venky`s matriarch Anuradha Desai has not told him that she intends to fire him, the report said that the TV mogul`s tenure at Rovers appears over as in the last three months, Singh`s only presence at the club was his one-week flying visit to sack former manager Michael Appleton, whom he had never met.
Singh has been very less involved in day-to-day business at the club and has played a minimal part in helping new manager Gary Bowyer to prepare for next season, adding that Singh`s tenure in the club follows a Championship season which saw the club get through three managers, finish 17th and just avoid relegation.
The recent court case in which Rovers` owners attempted to renege on a contract to pay Appleton`s predecessor Henning Berg, heard that Singh had been in his native Malaysia and unable to get into Britain because of visa problems.
Blackburn face losses of more than 40 million pounds at the end of this financial year, research by the Rovers Trust suggested earlier this month, with former Rovers player and Trust member Simon Garner calling for the appointment of someone with football expertise.