Chicken company owners buy Blackburn Rovers for poultry sum of £23m

Posted by - November 19, 2010 - Blackburn Rovers


Blackburn’s sale to the Rao family, owners of Indian chicken firm Venky, has been completed for £23 million. The company has bought the club, with previous owners the Jack Walker Trust happy that they have the club’s breast interests at heart.

Venky’s chairman Anuradha J Desai said: “We will absolutely respect the Jack Walker legacy and will be actively supporting the organisation to ensure that Blackburn Rovers remains one of the best-run clubs within the Premier League.

“We are particularly pleased that the deal has the full support of the Walker Trust, the chairman and the management team, who will of course remain in place with our full support.”

Rovers are currently down on their cluck sitting two points above the relegation zone in 14th spot.

Now Arsene Wenger has some evidence to back up his complaints about Rovers’ fowl count.

  • neil

    Cough…. £43m…cough

  • Phil

    With a cash injection and the extra support from fans in India, Rovers could cement their place as a Premier League top 10 club.