A more pressing issue for Mowbray maybe the possible departure of Head of Academy, Eric Kinder (pic above). The appointment of Simon Grayson as the new Sunderland manager opens up that possibility. Should Grayson want to turn around the Sunderland academy , then Kinder would be his man. Kinder's stock is high, he has built up a good reputation at Brockhall.
The two have worked together before, they are old friends. Both live at Brockhall Village.
Would the 58 years old Kinder consider a move to Sunderland ? Maybe, maybe not. Money talks. Bigger club, bigger fan base, possibly back in the Premiership soon.
A doubt hangs over the future of the Rovers academy. It is not cheap to comply with the demands put upon it. Will Venky's continue to finance it ? There is a doubt about everything under the Venky tenure, you can never be sure what they will do next.
Should the offer come Kinder;s way he will have a big decision to make, or maybe it is not so big !
With the Preston job now vacant will Gary Bowyer be back in the Championship before Rovers ?
Bowyer is the perfect fit to replace Grayson for the Deepdale club.