Blackburn chairman: We want Benni to stay

He said: “I think our big players will still want to be here. We certainly want to hold on to them.

“We are rebuilding and I am confident in the squad we have. We have every reason to feel excited.

“The manager is going to have some headaches selecting his side but that is a nice problem to have. I am rather pleased about that.

“You need a strong squad to compete in the toughest league in the world. We aim to improve year on year and I am hopeful we can do this time around.”