Date: 23rd February 2017 at 7:26am
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Having parted company with Owen Coyle this week despite former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood – of course title winner at Ewood Park – mentioned as an option with former Burnley boss Steve Cotterill also linked Blackburn appointed Tony Mowbray on Wednesday.

53 year old Mowbray parted company with Coventry most recently but brings experience of spells with Middlesbrough, Celtic, West Brom and Hibernian.

Mowbray becomes the seventh full time boss appointed by Venky’s since November 2010 but is arguably the most qualified – almost certainly the most experienced – in this period with a his wealth of experience north and south of the border perhaps crucial.

An 18 month contract has been signed and in the long-term he’ll be challenged with bringing a level of success back to Ewood but in the short term the requirement is simple for Mowbray – he must keep Rovers in the Championship!

Mowbray has promoted David Lowe to his first team coaching set up with David Dunn also taking up a role as first team coach.

The statement on the Official Website confirming his appointment included the following.

‘Rovers` new Head Coach will take training for the first time at Brockhall this afternoon, as the players prepare for Friday`s Championship clash away to Burton Albion. Mowbray`s management team will include two familiar faces to Rovers fans, with the club`s Head of Academy Coaching David Lowe stepping up to become Assistant Manager and club legend David Dunn taking on the role of First Team Coach. ‘

Will Mowbray be the man to keep Blackburn in the Championship?

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