Bowyer tasked with steadying Blackburn Rovers ship

Gary Bowyer will remain in charge of Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season.

Rovers have been in turmoil in recent times, with Steve Kean failing to keep them in the Premier League last season. The unpopular Scot left his position as manager earlier this campaign, and he was replaced by former Ewood Park defender Henning Berg.

However, the Norwegian lasted just 57 days in charge before being sacked after winning just one of his ten matches, and his successor, Michael Appleton, was shown the exit door last week after two wins in 11 matches during a 67-day stint.

Rather than search for a new permanent appointment, the Lancashire club have confirmed reserve-team boss Bowyer will see out the season in caretaker charge of the first team. This is the 41-year-old’s second spell in the hotseat, having recorded three wins and a draw in four matches before Berg’s arrival.

“We will approach the situation exactly as we did previously,” Bowyer told the club’s official website. “There is plenty of work to be done and we will treat the challenge very much on a game-to-game basis, starting with Blackpool on Friday. We will work hard and give it our best shot and all we ask is that the playing staff and the supporters get right behind the club.”

Rovers were expected to launch an immediate bid for promotion following their relegation last season, yet Bowyer will charge of a team just four points above the Championship drop-zone.


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