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Premier League side eyeing move for key Blackburn Rovers man



Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is on the radar of West Bromwich Albion, according to The Mirror.

West Brom, who are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, are searching for a new permanent manager after parting ways with Alan Pardew earlier this month.

Darren Moore has taken the reins on a temporary basis and has staked his claim for a longer tenure after beating Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in just his second game – handing Manchester City the Premier League title in the process.

But the Baggies are still scouring the market for other targets and they have identified former manager Tony Mowbray as a target, alongside former Sunderland target Derek McInnes of Aberdeen.

Mowbray previously spent three years with the West Midlands outfit in the Premier League between 2006 and 2009 before taking a job at Celtic.

The Scot won promotion with West Brom in the 2007/08 season and the board may have that in mind with relegation to the Championship looking increasingly likely.

Mowbray is currently at Blackburn and he has Rovers in second place in League One as they seek instant promotion back to the second tier.

They sit five points clear of third-placed Shrewsbury Town, although they have played one game more than their promotion rivals.

The Verdict

In my opinion, this move would not be in the best interests of either party. West Brom should either place their trust in Darren Moore if they feel that he can do a good job in the long run or try to snap up Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes, who used to play for the club. And Mowbray should resist the temptation to return to the Hawthorns and continue his project at Blackburn, where he is building a formidable team.

Blackburn fans – What do you make of this rumour? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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