Blackburn Rovers are set to stick with manager Tony Mowbray for next season and will not look to make a change over the summer, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
Mowbray has come under increasing pressure at Ewood Park throughout the second half of the campaign, with Rovers having dropped well down the Championship table and not being able to find any sort of consistent form. It has been reported that the club’s owners have been frustrated with the way the season has developed, but that they were sympathetic to some of the issues.
While it has also been reported that a decision will be made regarding Mowbray’s long-term future in the summer. The Blackburn boss has already recently suggested that Rovers’ best chance of securing promotion to the Premier League is through remaining calm and trying to keep stability.
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Nixon’s latest update suggests that Mowbray is set to remain at Ewood Park over the summer and that he is already beginning the process of lining up deals in the transfer market. That does suggest that he believes he will be at the club next term and is wanting to ensure he makes the right changes to his squad to push the club forwards.
That’s what I’m told. And he is certainly lining up deals. Quickly. https://t.co/UAOzQ7rzam
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) April 23, 2021
This seems like a promising update for Mowbray and seems like he might well have survived something of a major storm at Ewood Park. It has been the first time really during his time in charge of the club that people have been asking major questions of him and thinking perhaps someone else might be better for the role to take the club forwards.
However, you could understand why Rovers would be wanting to stick with Mowbray, he has performed well in the main during his time at the club taking them back to the Championship and then consolidating them again in the second tier. He probably deserves one more chance and one more summer to try and push for promotion.
Once you start to contemplate making a change though in the managerial department, it is hard to ever really recover that position for a manager. Mowbray will have to enjoy an excellent start to next season if he is to avoid any pressure being put onto himself from the supporters.