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Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has signed a contract extension that will keep him in charge until the end of the 2012/13 season.
Kean was placed in temporary charge of Rovers following the shock sacking of Sam Allardyce in December, but owners Venky’s later revealed that the Scot would take control full-time.
And the 43-year-old, who has already brought Roque Santa Cruz and Jermaine Jones to Ewood Park during the January transfer window, has now put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the club.
Kean told Rovers’ official website: “I am delighted to commit my future to Rovers at the start of what I see as a massively exciting new era for the club.
“The owners have shown great faith in me and I will do all I can to repay them.
“This is a great opportunity for me and I intend to grasp it with both hands.”
Venky’s chairwoman Anuradha Desai added: “We have great confidence in Steve, someone who impresses us with his work ethic, enthusiasm, positivity and football philosophy.
“We feel that the playing squad is in very safe and capable hands and we look forward to working with him.
“Stability is very important to us and this contract is further evidence of our desire to achieve such stability at the club.”
Meanwhile, Blackburn have terminated the contract of defender Pascal Chimbonda, who has been unable to hold down a regular first-team spot.