Blackburn Rovers have sacked manager Gary Bowyer after just four league games of the 2015/16 season, the Sun has revealed.

The 44-year-old saw his side lose 1-0 to Brighton on Saturday, a result that put Blackburn in 22nd place with two points.

Bowyer took over two spells as Caretaker manager following the sackings of Henning Berg in December 2012 and Michael Appleton in March 2013. He was appointed permanent manager in May 2013 on a 12-month rolling contract.

His first full season in charge saw Blackburn finish in 8th place, narrowly missing out on the play-offs. Last season was his second full campaign in charge of Rovers where he guided them to a 9th place finish.

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Despite high finishes in recent seasons, Bowyer’s side have failed to win a game this season, suffering defeats to Brighton and Wolves in the league, Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup and draws with Huddersfield and Cardiff.

At this stage it is unclear whether Bowyer’s coaching staff have been told to leave the club alongside the manager. It is also unclear who will come in and take over as caretaker boss whilst the search for a new manager is carried out.


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