Date: 20th October 2011 at 11:22am
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The Director of Football role that has been discussed rampantly at Rovers over the last few days has been dismissed as a non-starter by Venky’s.

Names such as Rafa Benitez, Walter Smith and Martin O’Neill have been mentioned in connection with a senior role ahead of Steve Kean at Rovers but that talk has been quashed by a source ‘close to Venky’s’.

Despite their best protestations it is on good grounds that Vital Blackburn knows the DoF role was being discussed but the discussions seem to have been ended an a standard statement has been produced quashing such talk as if it was never a goer in the first place.

The source told the Lancashire Telegraph – “These are just rumours. They are not true.

‘We already have a Sporting Director at the club and reports of a director of football are just speculation.’

We have it on very good authority that the role was being discussed at length over the last week or so but the idea seems to have petered out.

Looks like a face saving operation.

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