The former central defender has returned to Rovers to be part of Bowyer's backroom staff with the Rovers boss delighted to bring the former fans favourite back.
"We are absolutely delighted," said Bowyer. "It is a fantastic signing for us, he's a top, top fella first and foremost.
"Like I've said previously it is important that we get people back into the club that really care about Blackburn Rovers and Craig certainly fits that bill. He spent six years here as a player and knows the place inside out.
"He brings a wealth of experience from a playing, coaching and recruitment point of view. He'll be great for the young defenders and he'll have a massive influence with staff, players and supporters."
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