Date: 5th December 2015 at 7:57am
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Former Blackburn Rovers Manager Gary Bowyer has shown an interest in a return to Management with him interested in the Reading job after Steve Clarke was sacked on Thursday.

As we know (you should anyway!!) Bowyer was sacked as Blackburn Manager in November, however, that experience hasn’t put him off Football Management with him keen to get back into a job as soon as possible.

Bowyer was asked by Sky Sports if he was interested in that position and said: “Of course, I’m looking to get back as soon as possible.

“Football and management has been a huge part of my life, all my life.


Having won just once in the last eight matches Clarke was sacked, which was also influenced by his recent decision to hold talks with Fulham about the Manager’s job at Craven Cottage before he decided to stay at the Madejski Stadium.

Many felt his heart wasn’t really in it after those talks with The Cottagers with the supporters (I’d be the same) angry by his interest in another job before returning.

Bowyer added: “I’ve already got managerial experience in the Championship, two and a half years, so if the right opportunity comes along you’ve got to be putting yourself forward.

“I’ve dusted myself down and tried to do some reflecting on what went well for me personally as a manager.

“Managing is certainly something I want to continue doing.


I’ll always wish Bowyer well (and thank him for what he did at Ewood Park), I’d also think it’ll be good if he did one day return to work with the Academy again (as that’s where he’s best I think), however, in my honest opinion I’ll be surprised if he’s given the chance with The Royals??

In other news, the man who replaced Bowyer at Ewood Park has spoken about his eagerness to move into the transfer market when the January transfer window opens.

Rovers can now do deals next month as the transfer embargo was lifted on Thursday with him keen to strengthen in the areas that we’re currently lacking, with this job now made easier without us going mad, which we most definitely shouldn’t!!

Paul Lambert told The Official Blackburn Rovers Website: “When January comes, does the squad need strengthening? 100% it does. It needs strengthening and it needs guys to come in and help the ones that are here, and being out of the embargo certainly gives you that scope to go and do it.

“You can see what we lack, you can see where we are weak and you can also see where we are strong. I’ve seen that in the two weeks, we know where we are lacking.

“It will be difficult but the good feeling is that the constraints are now away from us and we can move pretty freely without going mad.


Rovers have (even with our limitations) been a club of interest to players, however, it’s been increasingly difficult to attract the quality (without spending too much for this!!) we’ve needed most of the time.

With us now conforming to the Financial Fair Player Regulations we’ll be a lot more attractive with Lambert expecting plenty of phone calls from interest players and agents wanting to come to Ewood!!

Adding: “Another big message is that the club becomes a lot more attractive than having an embargo and a cloud sitting over you every day.

“Agents will probably phone non-stop now, so from that point of view it is brilliant news, but with a cool head and a steady hand lets see what happens.

“The nice thing about it is you can work freely and without constraints, that is the nice thing about it. I’m pretty sure we’ll start to have meetings now and start to put a plan in place over the next few weeks.


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