Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:47pm
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That’s the opinion of former Blackburn defender, and title winning member, Tony Gayle on the decision to sack Gary Bowyer.

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Gayle, when speaking to Sky Sports, said he was ‘sad to see’ Bowyer go after he had done ‘a great job’ in difficult circumstances. But with the fans seemingly turning more against him with someone else, ‘a bigger name’, wanted he paid the price.

He said that he still feels the Blackburn owners Venky’s were ‘harsh in firing him.’

‘I was sad to see Gary go. He could not sign players in the summer. There was a sense even among the fans that they did not want him. They want a bigger name.

‘But Gary did a great job. He got them out of turmoil. I think the club were harsh in firing him.’

Time’s a rare commodity in football these days isn’t it?

Having won only three of the 16-matches played so far this season, drawing half of them, this ran out for Bowyer with Paul Lambert still viewed as the ‘odds on favourite’ to take over at Ewood Park.

Should former Wycombe, Norwich and Aston Villa boss Lambert be appointed at Blackburn, like Bowyer before him, he’ll have ‘a tough job’ on his hands. Gayle’s also questioned if, as Lambert would want, he would actually be able to appoint the backroom staff he would be looking to?

Adding the QPR and Fulham jobs could also appeal to him.

‘It’s a tough job.

‘He is probably nailed on but there are other jobs out there at QPR and Fulham.

‘Can Blackburn take all of his staff? A manager like Paul Lambert wants to get it on his own terms. You want your own people around you. You do not want to inherit people.’

One of those Lambert apparently wants on his backroom staff is Alan Irvine, who funnily enough was formerly in charge of Preston who will be the next Blackburn opponents after the international break.

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