Dundee confirm appointment of Gary Bowyer as new manager

Bowyer will replace Mark McGhee who left the club at the end of last season.

Dundee appoint former Blackburn Rovers and Salford City boss Gary Bowyer as new manager SNS Group

Dundee have confirmed the appointment of Gary Bowyer as their new manager.

The 50-year-old former Blackburn Rovers boss spent last season with English League Two side Salford City.

However he was sacked in May after finishing tenth and missing out on the play-offs.

The Dens Park club confirmed on Wednesday that Bowyer will replace Mark McGhee who left the role after failing to prevent relegation to the Championship last season.

He will bring his assistant Billy Barr with him to Tayside as the club look to plot their way back into the Scottish Premiership.

As well as a three-year spell in the English Championship with Blackburn, Bowyer also had spells in charge of Blackpool, who he led to League One promotion, and Bradford before before being appointment by Salford in 2021.

Dundee technical director, and former Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan says Bowyer “ticked all the boxes”

He said, “It’s great to have Gary at the club.

“He is someone who ticked all the boxes during the process and that we feel can really drive the club forward. Now is the time for everyone to pull together and get right behind the manager and the team for the new season.”

The Dens Park side will play in Scotland’s second tier after finishing bottom of the league last season.

McGhee failed to register a single win in his first 12 games at Dundee and only won one out of 14 after replacing James McPake in February as they were condemned to relegation.

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