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Tony Mowbray addresses his current situation at Blackburn Rovers ahead of Preston clash

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Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has admitted that he has still yet to hold talks with the club’s hierarchy over a new deal.

Mowbray’s current contract at Ewood Park is set to expire following the conclusion of the current campaign.

After initially guiding his side to a positive start to the 2021/22 campaign, Mowbray has been unable to transform the club’s fortunes in recent times following a dip in form in the Championship.

Blackburn have only won two of their last 15 league games and are now six points adrift of Sheffield United who occupy the final spot in the play-off places.

Rovers will move to within striking distance of the Blades tomorrow if they defeat Preston North End.

Having lost their previous two league fixtures, Blackburn will need to step up to the mark if they are to have any chance of sealing victory at Deepdale.

Ahead of this fixture, Mowbray has offered an honest assessment on his current situation at the club.

Asked by Lancashire Live about when his future will be resolved, the Blackburn boss said: “I don’t think that’s a question I need to answer today.

“I want to play these three games, I’ve always been professional at every club I’ve been at, I manage a team as if I’m going to manage it forever.

“You never do, because that’s the job, but let’s get the next few weeks out of the way or the club make a decision of course.

“I don’t think there would be any shocks or surprises for me. I prepare the team ready for Preston and we’ll go and try and win that match.

“I don’t know, go and ask (Chief Executive) Mr Waggott, if we lose tomorrow he might make a decision after the game.

“I’ve no idea, those conversations have not been had. Why should the manager go to the club and ask about his future?

“It’s not my job to go and say ‘are you giving me a contract?'”

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The Verdict

Mowbray’s future is likely to be dictated by how Blackburn end this particular campaign.

Despite the fact that they have made progress compared to the previous season, Rovers will be extremely disappointed if they do indeed miss out on a place in the play-offs next month given where they were earlier this year.

A failure to win tomorrow will all-but end the club’s hopes of securing a top-six finish and thus the pressure is on their players to deliver the goods.

It could be argued that Blackburn should only be looking to part ways with Mowbray if they have a replacement lined up who they believe can lead them to new heights at this level.


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

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