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Michel Salgado has expressed his disappointment at the way events panned out at Blackburn, but has refused to rule out staying in England.

Last Updated: 18/06/12 at 14:42 Post Comment

Salgado: Unsure where future lies

Salgado: Unsure where future lies

Having spent 11 trophy-laden years at Real Madrid, playing a huge role in the Galactico's success, the Spaniard suprisingly swapped the glamour of the Spanish capital for the grey Lancashire skies.

However, despite his acrimonious exit from the relgated side, he insists he has no regrets.

"The Premier League is amazing; it's a really big league. The fans are fantastic and the football is totally different. It was a real challenge for me but one I loved," he told Sky Sports

For eighteen months of a two-year deal Salgado thought he would end his playing days at Ewood Park, with Sam Allardyce a key figure in Salgado's happiness.

"Allardyce was an important man for me. He was the guy who got me to England. I was 34-years-old at the time and I could have stayed at Real Madrid for one more year," he added.

Bitterness only set in a year later in December 2011 when Steve Kean omitted him from his playing squad for the final six months of last season's disastrous run-in. The common consensus is that it was a cost-cutting exercise to avoid triggering a clause in his contract but Salgado insists he is still seeking answers.

"It was really disappointing to end it like that because things were going okay for us when suddenly they changed everything," he laments.

"In the last six months I just couldn't stay. It was really upsetting not just for me but for the rest of the team and the fantastic fans. It was tough to see my friends there get relegated from the Premier League.

"I am still searching for an explaination, and nobody in the club can speak out. That is the most frustrating thing.

"It's a family club, an amazing and historical club and I'm really disappointed that they'll be in the Championship next season."

Despite being linked with a lucrative move to the Far East, or even teaming-up with his old mate David Beckham at LA Galaxy, Salgado insists he may well stay in England.

"If I had a good chance in England I would stay there. My kids are now one month out of England and they miss it a lot. In Manchester they miss a lot the friends. It is a great city. I stayed in England the last five months and if I had the chance to play one more year there I would take it," he said.

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