Steve Kean says some Blackburn fans have written to him to apologise and admit they were wrong to call for his sacking earlier in the season.
Many supporters were upset when Kean replaced Sam Allardyce in 2010, and after a disappointing start to the 2011/12 season fans staged protests at Ewood Park, whilst banners were unveiled during Rovers games calling for the exit of both Kean and the club's owners.
But after two wins in their last three games, Blackburn have moved three points clear of the relegation zone and Kean claims the fans are now admitting they were wrong.
"A hell of a lot of Blackburn fans have sent messages of admission that they were a bit negative, but it's now great that we're going in the right direction," the Rovers boss said.
"That's always nice to read. We've got positive feedback. We've got mail, e-mails and people personally coming up to me - day in and day out from supporters and football fans all over. It has changed now."
Blackburn host Manchester United on Monday night and will be looking to pull off another shock result after winning 3-2 at Old Trafford on New Year's Eve.
And Kean says Sir Alex Ferguson was one of his biggest supporters during a the difficult period.
"It was a tough time," he added.
"He was telling me to keep being positive. When any manager that has won what he has won in his lifetime, tries to find your number and speak to you in person, that's fantastic."
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