Sam in charge of summer transfer budget
Sam Allardyce has been told he is in charge of the summer budget for next season and it all boils down to league position as to how much money will be available to spend... higher we finish means more money.
Sam will have the Benni McCarthy money available as long as he can hold the position that Rovers are in. The extra money the new TV deal will generate should help the cause as well.
John Williams would not reveal the exact position that Blackburn have budgeted for this season but rumour hs it about 12th is around where the magic figure is.
John Williams, speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "It always depends on how we finish compared to what we budgeted for'
"If we can hold our league position then we should have the Benni McCarthy money to reinvest in the squad and hopefully that should allow us to make the signings we want to make.
"We`ve said all along that we will be sustainable without selling anyone as long as we can hold our league position, because then we`ve got the new television payments coming in for the 2010/11 season.
"Every position in the league is worth around £750,000, which is massive for us.
"But drop three places and that`s £2m off your budget and the Benni McCarthy money is gone."
Rovers` summer budget also received a boost last night as the Premier League confirmed that Rovers's match with Bolton will STILL be shown live on ESPN even after the date change for the fixture.
Each live game nets Rovers about £500,000.