Further details have emerged regarding Gary Bowyer’s move from Derby County to Salford City.
The 49-year-old joined Derby Under-23s’ coaching staff back in September after taking a break from first-team management.
But following Salford City’s decision to part company with Richie Wellens this week, Bowyer has been announced as the Ammies’ new manager on a deal until the end of the season.
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Jake Buxton will now join Derby’s coaching staff for the Under-23s’, with The Athletic’s Ryan Conway providing some further financial details on the move.
The Athletic believe that no fee is involved and Salford will simply cover Bowyer’s wages for the interim period whilst he’s at the club.
Salford’s co-owner, Gary Neville, was influential in getting the deal done as he rang former teammate, Wayne Rooney, and enquired about Bowyer’s services until the end of the season.
Salford, who won the Papa John’s Trophy under Wellens last week, sit ninth in League Two, six points off the play-offs.
This is a good opportunity for Bowyer.
He endured a tough time in charge of Bradford City, but has won promotion from League Two with Blackpool and did a fantastic job under tough off-field circumstances at Bloomfield Road.
If he can do well with Salford, then it puts him in the shop window for another job, whether that’s with the Ammies or not.
It’s good of Derby to let him get back into management and give him this opportunity to see if he can get Salford out of League Two.