Blackburn Rovers are delighted to announce that manager Tony Mowbray has today signed a new long-term contract with the football club.
The popular Rovers boss has put pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal, which will keep him at Ewood Park until 2022.
Appointed in February 2017, Mowbray masterminded one of the most memorable campaigns in Rovers' recent history last season and, in doing so, restored pride to the club and its community.
The former West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough manager steered a revitalised Rovers side to automatic promotion in League One, setting a new club record points tally in the process.
Under Mowbray's astute stewardship, Rovers have remained competitive on their return to the Championship - sitting just five points outside the play-off positions - and with a remarkable home record of just one defeat in their last 29 league games at Ewood Park.
After committing his future to the club, the 55-year-old is targeting continual improvement, with the ultimate aim of restoring Rovers' Premier League status.
Tony Mowbray said: "I’m humbled, first and foremost, to have been offered the opportunity to sign a new contract at such an amazing football club.
“I have been here for 20 months now and have found it to be an amazing place with great people working here.
“I said on day one that the history of the club is something that attracted me, but when you get inside the building and see the infrastructure of this place and more importantly the people who work here, I felt very much at home.
“I’ve enjoyed the journey so far, but there is still a long way to go. In my mind, it is always about trying to build, improve and get better.
"I feel as if we can prove to the Owners that we can get them back on the right road towards the Premier League. I'm sure they will invest in this team and support the club back to where we belong."
Blackburn Rovers' Chief Executive Steve Waggott added: "This is the second time I have worked with Tony and what always shines through when working with him is his passion, hard work, enthusiasm and honesty.
"His attention to detail and style of management has already brought success to Rovers by gaining promotion at the first attempt out of League One and back to the Championship.
"His vast experience and knowledge of the game is building a platform for hopefully future success and I am delighted we have secured his services until 2022.”
The Owners of Blackburn Rovers said: "We are delighted that Tony Mowbray has agreed a new long-term contract with the football club.
"Tony is someone we have the utmost respect for, both as a person and a football manager. He conducts himself the right way, his philosophies and values match our own, and we have a common ambition.
"Over the course of his tenure, he has united the supporter base and assembled a group of players that not only give their all for the shirt, but have also shown that they can compete with any team in this division. As this team develops and grows, we are excited by what they can achieve.
"The new deal ensures stability, which is so vitally important, and provides a platform for the club to continue to move forward in the right direction.
"We want this great club to get back to where it belongs and Tony will have our steadfast support and backing as we embark on this journey together."
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