Venkys finally wave goodbye!
Lifelong Rovers fan Robert Heyn has bought his local football club from the Indian family Venkys. Robert used his winnings from the Euromillions to purchase the club from the Indians.
This is welcome news to the Blackburn fans as they have suffered a torrid time under the previous ownership. Manager Steve Kean never did have the backing of the Rovers fans and they were right as Rovers were relegated in May 2012 after a 1-0 defeat to Wigan at Ewood.
The new owners first major decision in charge was to bring back former chairman John Williams who left the club back in 2011. Williams was upset by some of the decisions made by the Venkys and felt like he no longer belonged at the club.
Now that the club is back under control of the fans, they are now optimistic for the future. Robert's first interview with the Lancashire Telegraph ended with a plea with the fans. 'Back us now in our new future - we will rebuild.'