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Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has warned that any prospective buyers of the club need to be completely sure what they are taking on.

Two rival consortiums are considering a takeover bid for the club and Rovers boss Allardyce said buyers should be aware that running a football club is a unique business. The chaos that has engulfed Liverpool has been a warning to anyone that they need to consider all possible consequences.

Allardyce said: "You cannot rush anybody into a decision as big as buying a Premier League football club."

He added: "They have to make sure they know exactly what they are getting into. The last thing you would want to face as new owners is by finding out it was not quite what they thought - which could have a massive effect on how the club is developed and could be a down-side rather than an up-side.

"Any new owners need to make sure exactly what they are getting into, exactly what is needed and how the business is run.

"If it's going to happen we hope it happens for the benefit of the club and for me as a manager so that we can get better, stronger and be more successful."

The Blackburn manager insists that takeover talk is not affecting his players at all.

Allardyce added: "I don't think it affects the players, it's in the back of your mind and some players' minds if and when it's going to happen, but it doesn't affect you.

"It's always been there ever since I've been here. The club has always been for sale from the day I first walked in and the chairman told me that.

"Because recently there has been some interested parties doing some due diligence you do think a little bit more about it."

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