If the Mail story is to be believed then you'd suspect he would be assisting Kean (who it now seems clearer than ever will stay - unless I have totally the wrong end of the stick and Singh wished for his removal and was in a position to make it happen). As we all know, directors of football have proven to be a success time and time again in English football and this appointment should leave Kean free to focus on tactics - an area in which he excels.
For those of you unfamiliar with Singh, he is a TV pundit in Asia, and I can see plenty in his track record which suggests he is suitable for this kind of role. Perhaps one of our delightful Indian owners saw him on TV and thought he sounded knowledgeable?
A Twitter account purporting to be Singh
Some quotes from it:
A club is bad if it does not buy! Buy buy buy even if you paying for rubbish!its about horse trading not training, tactics or strategy!
There are also numerous tweets about work done with Rovers over the year and time spent in Pune - which adds to its credibility somewhat.Dunn and Pedersen start! As good as starting with 10!
Quite what this appointment will mean for our 'sporting director' Simon Hunt is another question. Rumours that he's on his way out have been going round for weeks.
Can any of our overseas members who have seen Singh in a pundit role shed some light on him?
Well done Venkys on this real coup.