Blackburn Rovers in turmoil as Jon Dahl Tomasson considers QUITTING after transfer warning
Jon Dahl Tomasson is considering quitting Blackburn after being warned the club face a fire-sale.
Rovers finished seventh in the Championship two months ago in the Dane’s first season in charge. It has enhanced the 46-year-old’s reputation and Tomasson was keen to launch another crack at promotion.
But he has been dismayed to learn Rovers’ Indian owners have been advised by their government back home to slash overseas investment. They have since cut Blackburn’s budget for this season by 20 per cent.
And crucially they have introduced a freeze on bringing in any new players - even on loan or frees. It has left the Rovers’ manager red-faced after lining up an experienced centre-back and a Premier League player on loan.
Both players had travelled and were ready to sign when it became clear Rovers’ owners the Venky’s were cutting costs. Now player sales are also expected, with Blackburn facing the loss of youngsters Ashley Phillips and Adam Wharton.
Speaking earlier this month, Tomasson made it clear that he wants at least three new signings this summer. That request is now looking under threat, with the Rao family – the owners of Venkateshwara Hatcheries, an Indian conglomerate of businesses – looking to cut costs.
"I am hopeful of bringing some more in," Tomasson said. "I am happy with the three we have brought in. We all know we had a great season last season, we made great progress with the project but we were missing goals with all the good opportunities we were missing.
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