Blackburn Rovers' new signing
Former England international Murphy, 35, who has signed a two-year deal at
The club's Indian owner Venkys confirmed last week that Kean would still be in charge when Blackburn embarks on its first season outside the top flight in 11 years.
Murphy, who has spent the last eight years in
"When meeting Steve Kean I soon realised the passion, enthusiasm and ambition he has for the club and how much he wants the team to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.
"His desire to get me to the club was a huge factor in my decision to join. The owners were also very passionate about their desire to move Blackburn forward as a club and create a squad that is able to achieve promotion.
"I'm excited about my new challenge and can't wait to get started.
"I have enjoyed a fantastic five years at Fulham and I'd like to thank the club and the fans for all their support.
"Now my new challenge is to help Blackburn get promoted and repay the manager's and the owners' faith in me."
Murphy began his career at Crewe Alexandra before a £3 million ($4.66 million) deal saw him move to
The midfielder won the FA Cup, League Cup twice and the UEFA Cup during seven seasons at Liverpool, but headed south to Charlton, whoich paid £2.5 million ($3.88 million) for him in
Murphy, capped nine times by England, moved to
Murphy is Rovers' first northern summer signing and boss Kean added: "Being able to bring Danny on board is a massive boost for everyone and I couldn't be more delighted.
"His record is there for all to see. He is a model professional, who has a real hunger to keep on playing football and we are thrilled he has decided to commit his future to us.
"This is a pivotal signing for us."
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