Blackburn Rovers Owners Sack Deputy CEO Paul Hunt After Leaked Letter

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Rovers supporters have frequently protested against the manager and owners | PA

Premier League side Blackburn Rovers have sacked deputy chief executive Paul Hunt, according to reports.

On Tuesday a letter from Hunt to Blackburn's Indian owners the Venky's was leaked.

Penned in December, it detailed a 10-point plan which called for "significant changes", including the sacking of manager Steve Kean, who has overseen the club's relegation.

Obtained by the Sporting Intelligence website, their reporter Nick Harris has reported Hunt has now been sacked by Blackburn in the wake of the leak, despite claims the chief executive was not the man to have publicised the letter.

Blackburn are yet to confirm Hunt's dismissal, although it is believed Venky's figures will congregate at the club later this week ahead of their final match of the campaign at Chelsea on Sunday.

The club's season has been dominated by vociferous protests against the Venky's and demanding for the removal of Kean.

Kean, 44, has however vowed he will not resign from his post, as the club braces itself for next season in the Championship.

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