Reading's Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers have announced a new manager following the departure of Tont Mowbray last month.

North-East born Mowbray departed in May after five years with Rovers and has been replaced by Dane Jon Dahl Tomasson.

Well-known in Britain after a spell with Newcastle United, the former AC Milan and Feyenoor striker scored 51 in 112 matches for his country- retiring in 2011.

He has since managed Excelsior and Roda in Holland as well as Malmo in Sweden- winning the top-flight in 2020 and 2021.

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He arrives at Ewood Park on a three-year deal as a head coach, a project whch excites the former striker.

Speaking on the club website, he said: “I'm really proud and excited to be taking over as Head Coach of Blackburn Rovers – a club with a lot of tradition and also great ambition.

“We have a young team here, and also a great Academy, and the Owners have a clear vision, which is to develop players and become a sustainable Premier League club over time, so I’m really happy to be involved in this exciting new chapter for the club."


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This appointment puts to bed a month of rumours, with the likes of Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth and former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvahal linked.

They were not the only club to change manager this summer, with Watford and QPR bringing in Rob Edwards and Michael Beale respectively.

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Blackpool are yet to officially name their new manager, although it would appear that former Royals defender Liam Rosenior is to take charge in the coming days.

Newly-relegated Burnley are also without a permanent manager after Mike Jackson's caretaker spell after replacing Sean Dyche comes to an end.