BREAKING: Blackpool FC appoint Gary Bowyer as manager

Gary Bowyer has been appointed as Blackpool's new boss
Gary Bowyer has been appointed as Blackpool's new boss
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Blackpool Football Club have appointed former Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer as manager on a one-year rolling deal.

Bowyer replaces Neil McDonald as manager at Bloomfield Road after Mcdonald left the post following the club’s relagtion to League Two.

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.

He was sacked in as Blackburn manager in November 2015 and has been out of work until now.