Blackburn Rovers have this evening announced Gary Bowyer as the clubs new manager on a permanent basis.

Bowyer has been in a caretaker capacity at Ewood Park since Michael Appleton was sacked towards the end of the season.

The former Rovers reserve team manager was delighted at signing a twelve month rolling contract in a statement on the clubs official website:

“It is a huge honour and a proud moment for me. I have been at the club for nine years and I know the traditions.”

After a season of turmoil in the Championship under owners Venkys, the clubs supporters will be hoping for stability going forward with managers being appointed and sacked regularly last season to no avail.

Being in charge for 13 games last season, Bowyer helped move his side away from the relegation zone with 6 wins during that time, and he will be looking to build on this next season with the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Scott Dann forming the skeleton of the side in their quest to get back into England’s top tier.



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