Ex-Real Madrid and Spain defender Michel Salgado thinks Venky’s have ruined the club.
Former Real Madrid and Spain full-back Michel Salgado has given his opinions on Blackburn Rovers’ owners Venky’s, after the defender spent two-and-a-half years at the club.
Salgado joined Blackburn in August 2009, just over a year before Indian company Venky’s took over and the Lancashire side went from mid-table Premier League security to a Championship relegation battle this season.
Much has been said about Rovers’ controversial owners, but since being released from Ewood Park in January 2012 Salgado has now given his opinion on his former employers.
“The only thing I have to say about it [Blackburn’s situation] is that it is outrageous,” the 37-year-old was quoted on Sport360.
“The problem will not be fixed in a short time because so many changes have to be made.
“It’s crazy and outrageous everything that has happened.”
Although Salgado admitted that when Venky’s first took over Blackburn things were very exciting, he was keen to stress that strange things happened at the club after Sam Allardyce was replaced with Steve Kean.
The defender was more-or-less put in exile by the owners during his last six months in the north of England and since he has left Rovers they have had five different managers in one season in 2012/13.
The ‘crazy’ behaviour at the club that has sacked Henning Berg after 10 games in charge and Michael Appleton within 67 days of being appointed, has seen them tumble into the relegation places with just six games left.
Salgado on the other hand has since retired from football after leaving Blackburn and is now Director of Football for Dubai Sports City.