It was being predicted prior to the game that the manager of whichever of the two respective Lancashire strugglers lost would be immediately axed as it would leave them bottom of the table at Christmas which has resulted in relegation in all but one previous Premier League campaigns.
And, as first half goals from Mark Davies and Nigel Reo-Coker helped ease the pressure on Bolton boss Owen Coyle, whose side held on for the win after Yakubu pulled one back for Rovers at Ewood Park, it was thought Kean’s fate would be sealed on Wednesday.
However, despite the growing abuse from the home fans, the Scot says he would be ‘shocked’ if owners Venky’s sack him and he insisted there was no planned meeting to discuss his future.
“I expect to be here on Boxing Day,” said Kean.
“I would be completely shocked if they (the owners) decide to replace me, yes.”
He added: “There is no board meeting tomorrow. [Wednesday].
“I spoke to the owners prior to the game and I spoke to them at length yesterday.”