Allardyce hopes for quick takeover

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Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce hopes any takeover of the club can be completed before the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.

Indian businessman Saurin Shah is reported to be in the process of mounting a bid to gain control of Rovers and Allardyce wants the situation resolved as soon as possible with minimum disruption to his pre-season preparations.

"I think, like everything else, it is speculation at the moment. There seems to be other interest as well as that one and from my point of view it would be very important to get the club sorted before we start a new season," Allardyce told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"It is a very difficult situation to deal with because you are not sure if and when a new owner is going to come in.

"And that can cause a little bit of uncertainty - certainly from my point of view because I have experienced that uncertainty before.

"I was at Newcastle and fell foul to a takeover by losing my job. If the club are to be sold then I would prefer it would be sold as quickly as possible."

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