Blackburn Rovers global advisor Shebby Singh says Gary Bowyer can keep his job on a permanent basis if he impresses as caretaker manager.
Rovers are 20th in the Championship – only two points clear of relegation – in a season where owners the Venky’s have sacked three different managers, but Singh has been impressed with Bowyer’s work so far this term.
And after seeing the caretaker boss build on his successful stint earlier in the season, Singh has suggested the job is now Bowyer’s to lose.
“Gary Bowyer is in charge. He is a great guy and a great coach and I enjoy watching his teams play,” Singh told Goal.com.
“Gary earlier had a short stint of four games, where we played some of our best football of the season, and he is in charge now and fingers crossed, we will consolidate our position in the league now.
“And (if that happens), Gary will start the next season (at the helm). He has got the job now, and it is for him to lose it.”
Despite a turbulent season at Ewood Park, Singh feels the club’s situation is the fault of previous managers rather than the owners.
“At the end of the day, it is all about the managers, and their footballing philosophy,” he said.
“There was a plan put up at the start of the season, unfortunately managers have come in without any understanding and wanted to play a brand of football for which the team is not built.
“Hence when the results were very poor, you don’t expect the bosses to just sit around and think that everything is OK. And when tough action was needed, my bosses have stood up and said fine, changes are needed.”
In light of their handling of Henning Berg’s contract situation – their former manager has taken them to court for compensation – Singh has hinted at future changes at the club.
He said: “This is a case which is in court and hence I can’t comment on it. Berg’s case has opened up a whole can of worms, and until we resolve that, nobody at the club is at the liberty to say anything.
“Like I said, there are situations that you have to re-assess and re-analyse, and whichever part of the team or the club changes are needed, changes will be made.”