Dundee has appointed former Salford boss Gary Bowyer as their new manager replacing Mark McGhee after his short-term contract expired. He was out of a job after leaving Salford in May and will join the Scottish club along with his assistant Billy Barr. Bowyer started his managerial career with Blackburn before managing Blackpool and Bradford. Salford named him as the interim manager last March before confirming him as the permanent manager last summer. He only managed to lead the League Two club to 10th place and was sacked by owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and David Beckham.

“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,” Dundee managing director John Nelms said after the appointment of Gary Bowyer. “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.”

“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,” Dundee technical director Gordon Strachan said. “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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