By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​Blackburn Rovers have ​announced the appointment of Tony Mowbray as the club's new head coach.

The 53-year-old has agreed an 18-month-contract with the Championship strugglers after Owen Coyle was dismissed on Tuesday.

Mowbray's last job was with Coventry City, where he successfully avoided relegation from League One in his first season, before guiding them to an eighth placed finish last term.

The former Middlesbrough manager will take his first training session on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Friday's visit to Burton Albion.

Head of academy coaching David Lowe has made the step up to become assistant manager and club legend David Dunn will take on the role of first team coach.

Mowbray joins Blackburn second from bottom, and three points off safety in the Championship table.

BRADFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Tony Mowbray of Coventry City looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Bradford City and Coventry City at Coral Windows Stadium on November 24, 2015 in Bradford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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This season has been marred by regular protests against the club's owners, and they have won just seven of their 31 league games to date.

Coyle left the club having won just 11 of his 37 games in charge after his appointment in June last year.

Mowbray faces a run of three consecutive home games following the trip to Burton, with clashes against Derby County, a crucial match with fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic, and Cardiff City.


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