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Saunders Warns Sparky

Saunders Warns Sparky

A report on the BBC's Sport website has Dean Saunders, our former Assistant Manager to 'He Who Shall Not Be Named' warning Mark Hughes on the perils of leaving Ewood Park.

Saunders spoke of his time at Rovers and the shock that he got when he moved to Newcastle with 'Him' in 2004.

Saunders said 'I had a shock going to Newcastle'. (No real surprise there to Rovers fans, eh?)

He went on to say 'Graeme took a risk going to Newcastle but you don't realise how well Blackburn is run until you've left.

'Over the last eight or nine years since returning to the Premier League, Blackburn have steadily improved.

'Mark has done well and taken the club into Europe a couple of times by finishing seventh twice.

'But that is because of how it's run and because the chairman and the directors are very stable people.

'Mark will have the same problem at Man City that we had at Newcastle and he'll realise it should he get there.'

So, the grass isn't always greener, even if it looks more expensive and inviting!

Maybe Deano is angling for a shot at the Rovers Hot Seat if and when Hughes departs.

Nevertheless, it shows how well Rovers are perceived by ex pros and management within the Premier League.

Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 11:01AM


Thank You Deano. Nice to see that we are respected as a well run club, unlike Newcastle!
03/06/2008 11:04:00
Dam you Bom, you beta me to this by about 30 secs. The grass isnt always greener Sparky.
03/06/2008 11:10:00
Oh and its nice to see that we get some recognition. Whoever is next for the hotseat should look at the club as a chance to grow and work in a "family" environment with no meddling in managerial business. I;ve just heard Alan Shearer be mentioned!!!
03/06/2008 11:11:00
ive just heard paul ince mentioned?! i dont know about anyone else..... but if hughes does choose to go... i would not mind having incey at the healm one bit!!! i just hope hughes stays!!
03/06/2008 11:44:00
Dean Saunders- what does he know
03/06/2008 11:58:00
I heard Inces' name mentioned. What about Mike Newell? He did a good job at Luton and Hartlepool (prior to Luton). Granted, no Premiership experience, but neither had Hughes.
Decimus Poole
03/06/2008 12:09:00
Were known as a steady club, the board and JW seem down to earth and balance the club well.
03/06/2008 12:11:00
aye i just read about alan shearer too and for some reason it kinda excites me a little bit. i know he hasnt had much experience in management except for the assistant job at newcastle to roeder (in which he performed well in and then after he left, it all went wrong for ol' glenn) but i dunno. it's obviously not ideal for us but i can't think of anyone worse than Steve McClaren for the job and that won't cheer up bents would it? Big Sam too represents the kind of football we needed a couple of seasons back before we started playing real attractive football(sometimes). i dunno, even with his VERY limited experience, i prefer shearer to every name that has so far been put forward
03/06/2008 12:20:00
P.S "he who shall not be named" has..err.. been named too
03/06/2008 12:22:00
dont want shearer just listeneing to him on match of the day makes me cringe!! allardyce well he can just ***** off! ince is a good shout and i think would stick around for a few years!! it is good that people view us as a good and well run club!!
durks de rover
03/06/2008 12:33:00
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