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Blackpool FC appoint Gary Bowyer as new manager

Gary Bowyer Photo: Press Association

Gary Bowyer has been appointed as Blackpool FC's new manager.

The former Blackburn boss arrives at Bloomfield Road on a one-year rolling contract as the Tangerines look to bounce back following relegation from Sky Bet League One.

He replaces Neil McDonald, who parted company with the Lancashire club last month.

A statement on the club's website read: "Blackpool Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Bowyer as manager on a one-year rolling deal."

Bowyer has been out of work since leaving Ewood Park last November.

The 44-year-old led Rovers to eighth and ninth-place finishes in the Sky Bet Championship during his two full seasons in charge