John Eustace to Replace Jon Dahl Tomasson as Manager of Blackburn Rovers After Agreeing Contract

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John Eustace is set to become the new manager of Blackburn Rovers after agreeing his contract with the Championship side.

As previously reported, the former Birmingham City boss will join on a two-and-a-half-year deal, with current manager Jon Dahl Tomasson and his assistant Remy Reijnierse set to leave Ewood Park. 

The Danish manager is believed to have offered to resign from the club following their eight-game winless run. 

Blackburn missed out on the play-offs on goal difference alone last season, but are struggling down in 18th this campaign. 

Eustace has been out of a job since Birmingham City made the surprising decision to sack him when they were in a play-off position, and replaced by Wayne Rooney in October. 

Former Birmingham City boss John Eustace is set to become the new manager of Blackburn

Jon Dahl Tomasson is set to leave Blackburn, with reports the former Danish international could be about to become the new manager of Sweden

Jon Dahl Tomasson is set to leave Blackburn, with reports the former Danish international could be about to become the new manager of Sweden

Blackburn Rovers are 18th n the Championship after a dismal eight game winless run

Blackburn Rovers are 18th n the Championship after a dismal eight game winless run 

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The club did not allow Tomasson to appear at his press conference prior to Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by QPR and it is thought that his 20-month tenure will soon be over. 

Sky Sports have reported that Tomasson is set to land a new job as the manager of Sweden in the coming days. 

Blackburn face Stoke City on Saturday, though it is uncertain who will be in the dugout for the game.

Birmingham’s decision to sack Eustace and bring in Rooney proved to be a massive mistake.   

The England international’s stint in the dugout lasted just 15 matches in charge, which saw Rooney win just 10 points from a possible 15 and plummet down the table from sixth to 20th. 

Eustace was sacked this season when the Blues decided to replace him with Wayne Rooney

Eustace was sacked this season when the Blues decided to replace him with Wayne Rooney

Eustace has also had experience with QPR and the Republic of Ireland.

Meanwhile, Blackburn failed in their appeal to sign Orlando City striker Duncan McGuire after the Championship club submitted late paperwork.

The club announced on Tuesday that the English Football League had not approved the deal to sign the United States international.

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