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“I think Jon Dahl Tommason’s hands are full” – Danny Murphy issues honest verdict on new Blackburn Rovers manager

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Former Blackburn Rovers player Danny Murphy has issued his verdict on the appointment of Jon Dahl Tommasson.

The Dane has been hired as the replacement for Tony Mowbray ahead of the new season.

Murphy believes that Tomasson’s hands will be full with the task at hand at Ewood Park.

The former midfielder claimed that the key to success at Blackburn will be making incremental improvements every year.

The 45-year old admitted that he will simply have to work with what he has and that massive resources won’t be made available to him while he is in charge with Rovers.

But the footballer-turned-pundit does hope that he can bring what made him a success at Malmo to the Championship club, which would be a good platform to do well with Blackburn.

The future of Ben Brereton Diaz was highlighted by the former Liverpool player as a first big test that Tomasson will have to overcome as manager.

“I think Jon Dahl Tommason’s hands are full. What he has got there is a terrific training ground and he has got some good young players that he can work with, said Murphy, via SpilXperten.

“I think it is all going to be about what he is given.

“If they let Ben Brereton Diaz go, can they replace him? Can they add some quality in there? Every season you have to try and improve a little bit, even if it is two or three players.

“It is going to be about how much money he is given, how much freedom he is given to use his experience from Malmo, to use his imagination, to do the things he wants to, and not feel pressured.”

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Tomasson will already have to start thinking about how the club replaces the likes of Joe Rothwell and Darragh Lenihan, who have moved to Bournemouth and Middlesbrough respectively.

The future of Brereton Diaz will also need to be resolved, with the forward linked with a move away from Ewood Park.

The team’s season kicks off on July 30

The Verdict

Improving upon the club’s 8th place finish last season will be a difficult task given these obstacles.

However, Tomasson has a good CV and did well at his previous role with Malmo.

This could be a situation that takes time to really come good, so the 45-year old deserves time to make things work with Rovers.

But he will need to be backed by the board when it comes to replacing players who have departed this summer, as they were key men in Mowbray’s side.


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