Blackburn Rovers are planning on offering manager Tony Mowbray a new contract, the Lancashire Telegraph have revealed.

Blackburn Rovers have come a long way under Tony Mowbray since he was appointed manager in February 2017. Despite being relegated under Mowbray at the end of the 2016/17 season, he guided Rovers straight back to the Championship in 2nd place – just two points behind winners Wigan Athletic.

In the early stages of this season, Rovers have only lost two games and sit in 10th place, and only one point behind Sheffield Wednesday in 6th place.

Rovers are keen to offer Mowbray a long term deal, as they look to build for the future, with some of their star players also tied down to long term contracts, including Bradley Dack, Darragh Lenihan and Richie Smallwood.

Chief Executive Steve Waggott revealed their plans to offer a new contract to Mowbray in the next International break in November. He told the Lancashire Telegraph:

“It will be looked at,” Waggott said

“We want to have discussions with Tony not just about triggering an option of another year but in terms of a more long term basis.

“We will be flying out in November to meet the owners again and we can have a more detailed discussion then.

“We have started very tentative discussions, not on a formal level, but saying that we will look at his contract situation moving forward.”

Tony Mowbray has helped turn Blackburn Rovers into a side that won’t be beaten easily – a vast improvement compared to previous manager Owen Coyle, who only managed 38 games before he was sacked. Mowbray has managed 85 games, winning 43 and losing just 13 in all competitions.

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