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Tony Mowbray named new Blackburn Rovers manager

Former Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has taken charge of Blackburn Rovers.

The 53-year-old has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract and succeeds Owen Coyle who left the Championship club by mutual consent on Tuesday.

Mowbray, most recently in charge at Coventry, is set to take training for the first time on Wednesday afternoon as he prepares the team for a crucial clash away at relegation rivals Burton on Friday night.

He will be assisted by David Lowe, who makes the step up from the club's head of academy coaching, while former Rovers favourite David Dunn will take on the role of first-team coach.

Mowbray began his managerial career at Ipswich and has also managed Hibernian, West Brom, Celtic, Middlesbrough and Coventry.

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