Blackburn Rovers are ready to explore the foreign managerial route if they decide to part ways with Tony Mowbray, according to Alan Nixon.
Blackburn put an end to an unwanted run of seven games without a win at the weekend, defeating Millwall 2-0 at The Den courtesy of goals from Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher.
But Mowbray’s future at the helm remains uncertain, with Blackburn’s hopes of finishing in the play-offs diminishing over the last month or so.
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Rovers sit 15th in the Championship and 14 points adrift of the play-off positions, which could lead to a change of direction in the summer.
Mowbray has been in charge of Rovers since February 2017, guiding them to promotion from League One in 2017/18. The 57-year-old has won 86 of his 207 games in charge of the club.
According to Nixon, Blackburn are “ready” to explore the foreign managerial market if they do decide to part ways with Mowbray having taken inspiration from Barnsley and Valerien Ismael.
This would be an interesting change of approach as it’s something Blackburn have never really done before.
They have always gone for experienced British managers in the likes of Owen Coyle and Mowbray, but it would be an interesting change for sure.
We are starting to see a lot of foreign managers take charge at Championship clubs, and they often bring quite flamboyant, fresh ideas to the table.
If they can replicate the success Barnsley are having with Ismael then it would be some decision to make.