Gary Bowyer has been appointed caretaker manager at Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season, following the sacking of Michael Appleton on Tuesday. 

This is the second time this season that Bowyer has taken charge of the first team following a sacking after he took charge following Henning Berg's dismissal in December.

Bowyer's appointment will probably come as no surprise for Rovers fans after his record when he filled in earlier in the year stood at three wins and one draw. Bowyer's second spell in charge will mean that Rovers have amassed five managers this season. 

The Venky family, owners of Blackburn Rovers released this statement to BBC: "The club wishes to reiterate that Gary Bowyer will again take charge of the first team as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

"It is important for the club that everyone at the club and the fans show their support for Gary and the first team as we seek to end the season on a high note". 

Bowyer's main task in the coming weeks will be trying to string together some results as Rovers lie precariously close to the relegation zone, in 18th position.

With games coming up against fellow strugglers Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday, Bowyer will see these as games that can kick start Blackburn's season, albeit only nine games away from the end. 

After losing their place in the Premier League last season, Rovers fans will be praying their side don't face the humiliation of back-to-back relegations. 


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