TONY Mowbray has agreed to stay on as Blackburn Rovers head coach after productive talks with Venky’s in India.
The 53-year-old revealed after relegation on the final day at Brentford on May 7 that he would travel to India to seek assurances before committing his future to the club.
And Rovers have now confirmed that the 53-year-old has agreed to stay on at the club ahead of their League One campaign in 2016/17.
He said: “I’m very happy with the discussions that I have had.
“I’ve met the owners, I’ve met the people that I am working for, and I am very happy to move forward.
“Whilst we were all disappointed with the end of last season I see it as an opportunity to now move the club in the right direction and grasp this opportunity whilst it is there for us.
“The owners were supportive of my ideas and plans, and they have assured me of their financial commitment to help achieve our targets. It was all very positive.”
Mowbray replaced Coyle in February, leading Rovers to 22 points from his 15 games in charge, which saw just three defeats. But that wasn’t enough to keep the club in the Championship as they were relegated to League One on goal difference despite a final day win at Brentford.
He has previous experience of managing in League One, leading Coventry to eighth place in 2015/16, five points off the play-offs, despite being in the top six for much of the first five months of the season.
Mowbray left Coventry in September of the following season, before taking over the Ewood reins in late February.
With acknowledgement to Lancashire Telegraph.