Derby County have confirmed that Gary Bowyer has left his role as the club’s Professional Development Phase Coach to take up the managerial job at Salford City.
Gary Bowyer has left the club to take charge of Salford City on a permanent basis.
All the best, Gary! 🤝
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 12, 2021
The League Two side turned to the former Blackpool chief after they made the decision to sack Richie Wellens towards the end of the campaign.
It was initially stated Bowyer would be returning to his role with the Rams at the end of the season, and it seemed that might happen after the Ammies missed out on a play-off spot on the final day of the season.
However, Bowyer has done enough to impress the hierarchy, with Derby confirming his departure this evening.
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Whilst he had an important role in helping the academy players into the first-team, most Rams supporters weren’t too bothered by the news, and it wasn’t a surprise considering Bowyer has been a manager in the past.
Here we look at some of the comments from Twitter…
I think u speak for most fans when I say we aren't bothered. Get rid of the recruitment department.
— Gareth (@gcw047) May 12, 2021
Selling every available asset we can I see 🤦🏻♂️ good luck Gary @SalfordCityFC for next season promotion beckons 👍🏻
— Carl Porter (@portercarl1) May 12, 2021
Pretends to be shocked… pic.twitter.com/bbmH74WBjk
— Doughty (@JackDoughty18) May 12, 2021
Thought he already gone. 😬
— Jeff Nash (@JeJeffnash23) May 12, 2021
Didn't see that coming
— Mark Watson (@M_Watson__) May 12, 2021
And who can blame him. https://t.co/KxyoWk3pLK
— Tim (@Dangerous180) May 12, 2021
— Joe Coupe (@coupe_joe) May 12, 2021