Blackburn's managers under Venky's

TEAMtalk takes a look back at the managers who have come and gone under the Venky's regime at Blackburn.

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Michael Appleton on Tuesday became the fourth permanent manager to leave Blackburn since Indian poultry firm Venky's completed its takeover in November 2010, with three men having held the post during the current season.

Here TEAMtalk looks at Rovers' bosses over the period of Venky's ownership, and their records.

SAM ALLARDYCE

Venky's buy-out was completed on November 19, 2010 and less than a month later Allardyce, who had been in charge at Ewood Park for just under two years, was sacked.

On December 21, Allardyce claimed a third party must have been at work in engineering his dismissal, as he told Sky Sports News: "Having never really met the new owners and had little dialogue, somebody somewhere has obviously said something derogatory to get me out of this job."

Record: Played 90 Won 32 Drawn 24 Lost 34 - win percentage 36%.

STEVE KEAN

The Scot, who initially served as caretaker boss following Allardyce's dismissal, was given the job on a permanent basis in January 2011 on a contract until June 2013.

Kean, who was in charge as Blackburn suffered relegation to the npower Championship at the end of the 2011-12 season, was deeply unpopular with Rovers fans and resigned in September last year after describing his position as "untenable" in the face of supporter boycotts of the stadium.

Record: Played 74 Won 21 Drawn 16 Lost 37 - win percentage 28%.

HENNING BERG

The Norwegian lasted just 10 matches and 57 days at the club, having been appointed in November 2012 as Kean's permanent successor. He had said in May 2012 that "no manager with real credibility" would take on the job.

Record: Played 10 Won 1 Drawn 3 Lost 6 - win percentage 10%.

MICHAEL APPLETON

Blackburn was Appleton's third job of the season when he was appointed on January 12, having previously been in charge at Portsmouth and Blackpool, whom he left to take charge at Ewood Park. His sacking was confirmed today with the club 18th in the Championship and after 15 games at the helm.

Record: Played 15 Won 4 Drawn 5 Lost 6 - win percentage 27%.

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