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Bowyer Named New Blackpool Manager

1 June 2016

Appointment Confirmed

Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Bowyer as manager on a one-year rolling deal.

The 44-year-old, a former player with Hereford United, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, stepped up to take charge of Blackburn Rovers in May 2013 and guided the club to eighth and ninth placed Championship finishes in his first two seasons in charge.

Bowyer had previously impressed during two caretaker spells at Ewood Park, having gone unbeaten in a four-game stint in charge, before steering the club away from relegation troubles in the same season.

His affiliation with Blackburn Rovers first started back in 2004 when he moved from Derby County to oversee the under-18s and nurture the club's academy talents. He later became reserve team manager and led the side to the final of the Premier Reserve League against Chelsea in 2010-11, on the back of winning the Premier Reserve League North title.

Highly regarded in the game of football, Bowyer replaces Neil McDonald as manager at Bloomfield Road. 

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