Gary Bowyer was most recently manager of Bradford City
Prior to his appointment at Bradford, Bowyer was manager of Blackpool in Sky Bet League One.
Bowyer, who had been with previous football club Blackburn Rovers for nine years prior to his appointment, put pen-to-paper on a 12-month rolling contract.
After a playing career at Hereford United, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United was cut short through injury, Bowyer went into coaching, joining Rovers from Derby County in the summer of 2004 in charge of the Under-18s.
Following six seasons developing Rovers' future stars at the Academy, in which they won the Academy League National Final once and the Academy League Northern Final twice, Bowyer moved up to take charge of the club's Reserve team, guiding them to the Premier League North title in 2010-11, Only losing out on penalties in the National Final.
In December 2012 Bowyer took over as caretaker manager of the senior side, his first spell in charge of the first team resulted in a run of three wins and a draw.
Following the dismissal of Michael Appleton in March 2013, Bowyer was re-appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season, guiding the side to npower Championship safety during his nine games at the helm before his permanent appointment.
In his first full season in charge, Blackburn finished 8th in the Championship, narrowly missing out on a play-off position. Source: Blackburn Rovers