Blackburn manager Steve Kean has said that his job is not under threat after holding talks with Venky's, the Indian owners of the club.

Venky's indicated that Kean was 'unsackable' when they handed him a long-term contract in January, but they now accept that a change may have to be made in order to retain their Premier League status.

Rovers are second bottom of the Premier League and face Bolton, the only side below them, at Ewood Park on Tuesday.

Asked if owners Venky's gave him an ultimatum ahead of the match, Kean said: "No, not at all. They are obviously concerned, like we all are. But I have full backing from the owners and full backing in the transfer window."

Kean is under increasing pressure after Saturday's home defeat by West Brom.

Newspaper reports on Monday linked former Blackburn striker Alan Shearer and ex-Portsmouth boss Avram Grant to the Rovers job.

Kean said he "would never back away" from the challenge at Ewood Park, The BBC reports.