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Blackburn Rovers appoint Tony Mowbray as manager

Blackburn Rovers have appointed Tony Mowbray as their new head coach, a day after Owen Coyle left the club by mutual consent.

Mowbray left his job at League One side Coventry City earlier this season and has also been manager at Middle­sbrough, Celtic, West Brom and Hibernian.

He takes over at Blackburn Rovers with the team in a relegation fight, sitting 23rd in the table and three points from safety.

His first match as head coach will be away at fellow relegation threatened Burton Albion on Friday.

David Lowe will move up from his role at the academy to become assistant manager, while former Blackburn midfielder and Oldham Athletic manager, David Dunn, will be first team coach.

Mowbray has signed an 18-month contract and becomes the seventh permanent manager at Blackburn since the takeover of the club by Venky's in November 2010.

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