English Premier League soccer club Blackburn Rovers said they hope the club’s sale to Indian conglomerate Venkys will be completed next month.
An Indian-born businessman who’s in talks about buying Blackburn Rovers says he’d invest 100 million pounds ($156 million) in new talent to turn the Premier League soccer club into “a top team.”
Blackburn Rovers top scorer Yakubu called on fans to get behind the team and not protest its Indian owners ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa.
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce was fired today by the Premier League club, which last month became the first Indian-owned English soccer team.
The owners of Venky’s (India) Ltd. will pay 46 million pounds ($73 million) to purchase the Blackburn Rovers Football Club, the 1995 Premier League champion, to tap rising viewership of the game in India.
Steve Kean will remain as manager of Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season, the English Premier League soccer team said on its website.
Blackburn Rovers signed former striker Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on its website.
Investment company Western Gulf Advisory says it’s in early negotiations to buy Premier League soccer team Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nelsen signed a one-year contract extention until the summer of 2013, the Premier League club said on its website.