Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Denmark legend Jon Dahl Tomasson as their new head mentor on a a few-12 months offer.
Tomasson comes in Lancashire together with assistant mentor Remy Reijnierse and performance director Ben Rosen, who will operate with the existing backroom team of David Lowe, Damien Johnson and Ben Benson.
The 45-calendar year-previous savored a glittering actively playing occupation, which incorporated league titles in the Netherlands and Italy with Feyenoord and AC Milan respectively.
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He tasted Champions League achievement with the Rossoneri and gained the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League) during his spell with Feyenoord.
The previous Denmark worldwide also liked spells with Newcastle United, Heerenveen, VfB Stuttgart and Villarreal, and scored 52 plans in 112 caps for his nation.
Right after a effective actively playing vocation, the Dane moved into coaching and commenced his journey back again in the Netherlands as head mentor of Excelsior and Roda JC, in advance of going onto assistant manager roles with Vitesse Arnhem and the Denmark countrywide workforce.
But it was in Sweden exactly where Tomasson tasted his initially good results, right after foremost Malmo FF to successive Allsvenskan titles and an appearance in the Champions League team phases pursuing his appointment in January 2020.
“His function all around producing gamers, alongside with demanding a culture of offering anything to the club, is just what we have to have at this juncture.
“His passion, intent and humility shone as a result of in his interviews and we clearly have high hopes that he will construct on the system that has been founded over the last five a long time.
“Jon will operate intently with Gregg Broughton, myself and the board in what we all hope will be an enjoyable chapter in the club’s history.”
Tomasson added: “I’m definitely proud and psyched to be taking more than as head mentor of Blackburn Rovers – a club with a great deal of custom and also great ambition.
“We have a young staff here, and also a great academy, and the house owners have a clear eyesight, which is to create players and come to be a sustainable Premier League club above time, so I’m actually content to be involved in this remarkable new chapter for the club.
“Since leaving Malmo, I have been searching for the proper club and I experienced a large amount of choices, but immediately after speaking to Steve and Gregg I got a definitely fantastic feeling about the club and I understood that I experienced located my subsequent opportunity.”
Tomasson replaces Tony Mowbray in the publish, who departed the club subsequent the conclusion of final year, ending a five-12 months spell in demand at Ewood Park.
He will locate out his to start with opponents in the 2022/23 Championship campaign when the new fixtures are unveiled on June 23.
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