Mowbray tenure surpasses Souness

Thursday, 19 August 2021

This week saw Tony Mowbray pass Graeme Souness in terms of days in charge at Ewood, which makes him the longest serving manager at the club since Don Mackay.

Mowbray was appointed on 22nd February 2017 taking his stay in the hotseat to 1640 days and counting, with it looking likely that he will also surpass Mackay's reign in late September after a good start to the league season.

Souness was Rovers manager for four-and-a-half years from March 2000 to September 2004 before leaving for Newcastle United.

Excluding the three secretaries who were in post for lengthy periods during the club's first 50 years, the longest stint of any full-time professional manager at Rovers stands at 6.7 years by ‘Jolly’ Jack Marshall in the 1960s.

Mowbray is currently the longest serving manager in The Championship, with Mark Robins at Coventry City being a close second - appointed just 12 days after Mowbray.

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