Former West Ham United, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers full-back Danny Gabbidon has criticised Mark Bowen’s appointment as the new manager of EFL Championship side Reading.
Soooo Mark Bowen appoints DER DER DERRRR!!!! …. Mark Bowen!!! The game is in a mad place! 😂
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) October 14, 2019
Bowen’s appointment was heavily criticised by Reading fans with the news being met with derision and fury by football fans across the county.
Bowen, formerly the sporting director at the Royals, who may well have had a role to play in the recent sacking of Jose Gomes last week, has appointed himself as the man who deemed good enough to guide Reading up the table as they currently sit in the relegation zone.
Gabbidon isn’t just any player who is criticising the appointment of Bowen.
The defender knows what he’s talking about after playing under the tutelage of the Welshman when Bowen first got into coaching back in the early 2000’s with Wales as assistant manager to Mark Hughes, just as Gabbidon was breaking through into the Wales senior setup while in his early 20’s.
When a former player who’s played at a good enough level speaks out negatively about a former coach of theirs in public, then it’s never a good sign that things are going to go well.
In the replies to his tweet, Gabbidon stated that Reading fans should be very worried with the appointment of Bowen in response to a Reading supporter, so therefore clearly doesn’t think that Bowen would be the right person for Reading .