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Derek Shaw moves to Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Managing Director Derek Shaw & Operations Director Paul Agnew Photo: Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers have appointed Derek Shaw as managing director.

Mr Shaw, a former chairman at Preston North End, will take up his new role with immediate effect.

His appointment follows that of Paul Agnew, whose initial role as General Manager has now been upgraded to Operations Director.

“I am delighted to be given this opportunity,” said Mr Shaw, 54, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a football Director. “My goal is to do all I can to help restore Blackburn Rovers as a football force and the passion of the owners to get the club back to the Premier League in the shortest possible time is crystal clear.

“I have been invited to come on board and work alongside Paul Agnew, for whom I have the utmost respect, and the Ewood staff to produce a structure that will assist in our drive to get everything on track for success.

“It is a challenge I relish and I am determined to put my experience to good use for the common good at Ewood Park.”

Mrs Anuradha Desai, of Rovers owners Venky’s, said: “We have every confidence in Derek and believe he can play a major role in bringing about a positive change for the club.

“We are keen to build up a good image for BRFC among the fans, media and general populace and we feel sure that Derek and Paul can work in close cooperation to achieve this. It is a new start, a new era and we are very excited.”

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