Blackburn Rovers Sack Gary Bowyerby Andy Dillon / 10 November 2015, 20:31Tweet
Blackburn Rovers have sacked manager Gary Bowyer, along with all of his backroom staff.
The 44-year-old has become the eighth Championship casualty of the campaign following a poor start, which has seen the former Premier League champions pick up just 17 points from their opening 16 games, leaving them down in 16th; 11 points adrift of the play-offs.
Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has emerged as the early favourite in the Next Blackburn Rovers Manager Market, while David Moyes, Tim Sherwood and Karl Robinson are also in the mix.
Bowyer took over full-time in May 2013, following a two-month stint as caretaker boss, during which he saved the club from relegation.
In his first full campaign in charge Bowyer, a former Rotherham defender, led Rovers to within just two points of the play-offs following a superb late surge.
The Lancashire outfit went on to have a mixed 2014/15 season, with inconsistency costing them the chance of challenging for a play-off spot, instead settling for 9th.