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Caretaker boss Bowyer to remain in charge at Blackburn

Gary Bowyer will remain in caretaker charge of Blackburn Rovers until the end of January. Rovers have won both matches under Bowyer and youth boss Terry McPhillips since Henning Berg was sacked on 27 December.

Meanwhile, global advisor Shebby Singh has revealed to BBC Radio Lancashire that the club want their next manager to accept a short-term contract.

The deal will then be extended if the new boss meets their specified targets.

Singh said: "If somebody has got the ambition, the knowledge and the experience, there will be people who will take the job.

"We are looking to offer a short-term contract with specific targets, and upon achieving those targets it will trigger off a longer-term contract.

"We're looking to reward success, not reward failure."

When asked if initially offering a short-term contract to any interested candidates represented a change in the Championship club's policy, Singh replied: "The best-laid plans can go wrong.

"You look for long-term stability, but right now, everybody has got to be on a footing where we all want to pull together to achieve certain targets.

"There's no time to indulge in someone who thinks he can come in, have three or four years on his contract, and take his time about what we've set out to achieve."

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