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Owen Coyle is the new Blackburn boss.

Owen Coyle appointed Blackburn manager

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Blackburn have appointed Owen Coyle as their new manager on a two-year deal.

The former Burnley and Bolton boss, who left MLS side Houston Dynamo by mutual consent last month, will work alongside Alan Irvine and Rob Kelly.

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Coyle told www.rovers.co.uk: "First and foremost I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be Blackburn Rovers manager and I look forward to working with terrific people at the club.

"The ultimate aim is to give a team that is representative of the fans, a team that is entertaining and hard-working, and a team that can win."

Rovers director Mike Cheston said: "We are delighted to welcome Owen to the club.

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"We took our time and conducted a thorough search and Owen was the stand-out candidate.

"He brings with him a wealth of management experience, a strong track record in the Championship and we believe he will complement our existing coaching staff perfectly.

"He meets all of the criteria we were looking for and we firmly believe he is the right man to take this club forward."

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