Bradford City have announced that Gary Bowyer has become the club’s new manager, having initially agreed to take charge until the end of the season.
Bowyer certainly faces a tough task in saving the Bantams’ campaign, as the League One outfit are currently mired in the relegation zone. The 47-year-old is replacing David Hopkin in the Valley Parade hot seat, who resigned last week, as reported by the BBC.
Bowyer brings plenty of experience to his new position, having previously impressed in stints with Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool. Those previous roles have certainly armed him with plenty of League One experience.
He will have to call upon all of that experience to steer Bradford clear of relegation this season. The Bantams are in serious trouble and are also in poor form, having gone without victory in their last five league outings.
Bowyer’s appointment may restore some optimism at Valley Parade but this is still a club with a mountain to climb.
Following the announcement of Bowyer’s arrival, plenty of Bradford fans took to Twitter to welcome the new manager…
Keep us up I’ll get Bowyer tattooed on my leg
— Stephen Firth (@SFirth1996) 4 March 2019
— Saltaire Bantam (@SaltaireBantam) 4 March 2019
Good luck Gary hope you can pull of a genius stroke pal
— St Peter ๙๙๙ (@Mrpeter555) 4 March 2019
Deserve a knighthood for attempting to manage this team
— Tom (@tomdeakin0) 4 March 2019
Hopefully we’ll finally get that new manager bounce that every other team seem to get
— James Storrie (@Mr_Stozza) 4 March 2019
an opportunity to manage someone like #bcafc doesnt come along very often you’ve lost me sure this is the fifth manager in 390 some days isn’t it am i missing something haha any way welcome aboard gary and lets hope you turn this season around for us #UpTheChickens
— BradfordBrownie (@bradfordbrownie) 4 March 2019
Welcome Gary. Hope you can keep us up and build.
— Craig Andrew (@CraigAndrew3) 4 March 2019
… it’s a tough job, one that has come along far to often this last year or so!
The challenge is to get the fans back on side, relying on the players performance on the pitch so he’s going to be judged with what he can do with the demoralised squad, 2nd bottom at crunch time.
— Jamie (@jamiejoemorgan) 4 March 2019