Gary Bowyer has been appointed the new Dundee Manager, formerly Salford City Manager

Gary Bowyer has been appointed the new Dundee Manager, formerly Salford City Manager

Dundee have named Gary Bowyer as their new manager, with Billy Barr as his deputy.

Bowyer began his managerial career in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers before moving on to Blackpool and Bradford.

The 50-year-old replaces Mark McGhee, who was out of job after leaving Salford City in May. McGhee’s short-term tenure expired at the end of last season.

Last March, he took over as interim manager at Salford City, and that position was confirmed permanent the following summer.

Managing director John Nelms said: “We are delighted to welcome Gary and Billy to the club. At the start of the process, we set out with a job description and list of desired attributes that we wanted in a manager.

However, Bowyer could only lead the club to a 10th-placed finish in League Two, finishing seven points off a play-off spot, and was dismissed by owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.

“It has taken time and patience along the way but we have brought someone in that ticked all of the boxes.

“It’s an exciting time for the club and we are looking forward to working with Gary and Billy.”

Technical director Gordon Strachan added: “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.”

 

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