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Blackburn Rovers’ new owners insist their transfer policy is not being set by outside sports agency Kentaro.
Rovers sacked Sam Allardyce on Monday amid rumours that the former Bolton and Newcastle United boss was no longer in charge of transfers.
But Venky’s chairman Anuradha Desai has denied the speculation, insisting former Rovers manager Allardyce would have had the final say in any changes to the playing staff.
She said: “Kentaro are our main consultants but Sam had the final call. But we didn't even get as far as discussing any names with him.”
Desai added: “As for Kentaro, they introduced us to the club in August and continue to advise us, but we are talking to a lot of people and we certainly don't have an exclusive deal with them.
“All our transfers don't have to go through them.”
Desai went on to question axed Allardyce’s ability in the transfer market, claiming his dealings while Rovers boss had not impressed the owners, who took control at Ewood Park last month.
She said: “My father once told me that out of 10 decisions you must get at least seven right - you can get two or three wrong, we're not gods.
“But to get nine or 10 wrong is not good and things have been going wrong with transfers, that's a fact.”