Shebby Singh appointed football director at Blackburn Rovers

Updated: Jun 19, 2012, 23:42 PM IST

London: Indian-owned English club Blackburn Rovers today appointed former Malaysian defender and football expert Shebby Singh as their director of football.

The decision to appoint Singh was taken by the club`s Indian owners Venky`s, the `Daily Mail` reported.

The Indian-origin former footballer became well known while appearing as an expert for broadcaster ESPN for their coverage of international tournaments.

One of Singh`s tasks will be to act as a go-between for the Venky`s and manager Steve Kean, although the manager`s future remains uncertain after relegation from the league, the newspaper reported.