Bradford City are set to appoint former Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool boss, Gary Bowyer as the club’s new manager, succeeding David Hopkin according to Sky Sports News.
Hopkin resigned last week after less than six months in charge and he left the Bantams in real trouble this season.
They are currently sat 23rd in the League One table and face a real battle ahead of them to retain their status as a League One club.
Bowyer has been out of work since he resigned from his managerial post as Blackpool manager due to the well-publicised off-the-field troubles that were occurring at Bloomfield Road.
At the time, he had a hugely successful time with the Tangerines, having steered them to promotion to League One.
He’s also been in charge of Blackburn earlier in his career and suffered mixed fortunes with the Championship club.
He was appointed in 2013 after a successful spell as caretaker manager, but was dismissed after two years in charge of Rovers, and had a short spell out of the game before signing with Blackpool.
But Bowyer hasn’t been seen as a manager since he left Blackpool in the summer of 2018, and he’s seemingly willing to take the chance at Valley Parade this season.
He’ll certainly have a tough job on his hands and will be keen to steer them clear of their relegation fears as soon as he is appointed.
But with time ticking away, he won’t have much time to make his mark on this Bradford side.
A sensible appointment in their circumstances.
Bradford are facing relegation this season and they need a manager that will be able to fire up this group of players and steer them to safety.
Bowyer is certainly a manager that can do just that.