Bassett praises Blackburn boss Steve Kean

Dave Bassett has spoken about his managers of the season and has praised Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean for his endeavour and hard work.

The Blackburn boss enjoyed two good results away at Liverpool and Manchester United just after Christmas, but saw his side lose at home to Stoke last time out. Rovers fans called for Kean to be sacked once again at Ewood Park, but Bassett believes that the Scotsman should be given more time with the squad. Blackburn are still in the relegation zone and Bassett believes that if Blackburn did not have as many injuries, they would be in a better position.

Bassett said: ‘Steve Kean deserves a mention because he has put up with a hell of a lot. They are down the bottom, but he has been completely unfairly criticised. He has kept going through a load of injuries and no manager deserves to endure what he has been through, whatever you think about him. He’s working hard for Blackburn and the people who have criticised him have done their club no favours at all’.

During his managerial career spanning from 1981 to 2008, Bassett managed a variety of sides from Wimbledon to Leicester City. Praise was also reserved for Stoke City boss Tony Pulis, Everton manager David Moyes and Roberto Mancini at the helm of league leaders Manchester City.

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