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Sky Sports pundit makes frank claim involving Blackburn Rovers and Tony Mowbray

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Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has admitted that he believes that Tony Mowbray has been disrespected by Blackburn Rovers’ hierarchy. 

The club have not held any discussions with Mowbray over his future despite the fact that his current contract is set to expire following the culmination of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Blackburn boss revealed last week that he is now expecting to leave the club this summer due to the fact that he has yet to be offered fresh terms at Ewood Park.

Mowbray has been in charge of Blackburn since 2017 and was the architect behind their promotion-winning 2017/18 campaign.

Since returning to the Championship, Rovers have managed to consolidate their place in this division.

Whereas Blackburn would have been hoping to claim a place in the play-offs this month, they were eliminated from contention following last Saturday’s defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

Mowbray is set to take charge of his final game in charge of Rovers this weekend when they head to St Andrew’s to face Birmingham City.

Ahead of this fixture, Goodman has offered his thoughts on the way that the club’s hierarchy have treated Mowbray.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Sky Sports EFL Podcast, Goodman said: “I subscribe to the fact that in life, not just football but in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do everything.

“And what Blackburn Rovers’ hierarchy have done, they’ve done it the wrong way.

“All they have to do is to say to Tony Mowbray, I don’t know, three months ago, six months ago, let’s see how the season goes and we’ll sort it all out at the end of the season.

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“There’s been no contact, no contact, I mean that’s not right.

“I do think it’s a little bit disrespectful.”

The Verdict

It is hard to disagree with Goodman’s comments as Mowbray should have been given clarity over his future at Ewood Park.

Whether letting the 58-year-old leave this summer turns out to be the right call will largely depend on whether Blackburn are able to draft in a replacement who will be capable of helping them reach new heights in the Championship.

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has recently emerged as a potential contender for this job.

However, any potential move involving Ainsworth will have to wait as the Chairboys are currently looking to secure promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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