Former Ipswich Town caretaker boss takes over at Blackburn Rovers

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray - Credit: PA

Former Ipswich Town caretaker manager, Tony Mowbray, has taken over the reins at Blackburn Rovers, following the departure of former boss, Owen Coyle by mutual consent.

Mowbray took charge of the Blues for four games in 2002, following the sacking of George Burley and prior to the appointment of Joe Royle as first-team manager at Portman Road.

The former defender then went on to manage Hibernian, West Brom, Celtic, Middlesbrough and, most recently, Coventry City.

Rovers are second from-bottom in the Championship table, three points from safety, and are facing the prospect of a first season outside the top two tiers since the 1979/80 season.

Mowbray’s first match in charge will be at Burton Albion on Friday.


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He enjoyed a fine career as a player and was a member of the Blues side that won promotion to the Premier League, via the play-offs in 2000, his final game as a professional.

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