Tony Mowbray backed by Blackburn’s owners


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Tony Mowbray has revealed he has held productive talks with Blackburn’s owners and is looking forward to leading the club next season.

The 53-year-old took over the reins at Ewood Park in February and despite only losing three of his 15 matches in charge, he ultimately could not stop the club from being relegated to League One.

Rovers are now preparing for life in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1980 and following talks with club’s owners, the Venky’s, Mowbray has confirmed he is happy to lead the team’s push for promotion next season.

“I’m very happy with the discussions that I have had,” Mowbray told

“I’ve met the owners, I’ve met the people that I am working for, and I am very happy to move forward.

“Whilst we were all disappointed with the end of last season, I see it as an opportunity to now move the club in the right direction and grasp this opportunity whilst it is there for us.”

Mowbray went on to confirm the Venky’s are also planning to back him financially in the transfer market as the former Celtic and Middlesbrough boss prepares for his first transfer window as Blackburn manager.

He added: “The owners were supportive of my ideas and plans, and they have assured me of their financial commitment to help achieve our targets. It was all very positive.”

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