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Blackburn Rovers caretaker boss Bowyer waits to hear fate

by Jack Failsworth. Published Tue 07 May 2013 13:40, last updated: 07/05/13

According to reports the management at Blackburn Rovers are waiting to hear from owners Venky’s on whether Gary Bowyer is handed the head coach role on a permanent basis.

In his second spell as caretaker boss Bowyer kept the club in the Championship after a turbulent season.

The Lancashire Telegraph understands global advisor Shebby Singh has backed Bowyer for the job and that the club is awaiting a final decision from the owners which is expected to be made in the coming days.

Bowyer told the newspaper: “We sat down with the players after the game.

“We just said that as soon as we hear anything about what’s going on we’ll let you know.

“Players are going away on international duty but conversations will take place with them as and when required. You’ve got the phone, email, Twitter or whatever, so they’re easily contactable.

“I’ve just got to wait and see now what occurs after having the conversation with the owners. When that takes place I’m not sure yet.”

Bowyer, assisted by coaches Terry McPhillips and Tony Grant in recent weeks, remained cautious when asked about whether he wanted the manager’s job.

“I think it’s a really difficult answer to give at this moment in time,” he said.

“We’ve got to reflect on what’s gone off and plan for the future of the football club.

“A lot of conversations have got to take place for that decision to be reached.

“Full credit to Terry McPhillips and Tont Grant coming in with myself, it’s been a tough situation but we said we needed to finish above the dotted line and that’s what we’ve done.

“Both times we’ve been in charge the fans have been magnificent for us and we appreciate it, because we’ve been here a long time and we know how much the club means to them and means to ourselves as well.”


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" Gary has done a good job but I believe we need a new established manager and feel unless that happens we will not get the fans back." charles Rogers, blackburn around 1 year, 5 months ago

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