Blackburn Rovers part ways with Jon Dahl Tomasson, John Eustace steps in as head coach

John Eustace with Stephen Kenny

John Eustace with Stephen Kenny Credit: Conor Ryan (ETPhotos)

Blackburn Rovers have announced the departure of Jon Dahl Tomasson as Head Coach by mutual consent and have appointed John Eustace as his successor.

Tomasson, who joined the club on a three-year contract in June 2022, leaves alongside assistant coach Remy Reijnierse.

Under Tomasson's leadership, Rovers embraced an attacking style of play, narrowly missing out on a play-off position last season and making considerable progress in domestic cup competitions.

The club expressed gratitude towards both Tomasson and Reijnierse for their contributions over the past 18 months, wishing them well in their future endeavours. 

Eustace, 44, arrives at Ewood Park after a successful tenure at Birmingham City, signing a deal that keeps him at the club for the next two-and-a-half years.

He brings with him a reputation for progressive and forward-thinking coaching, accompanied by his assistant Matt Gardiner, with whom he worked at St. Andrew's.

Eustace's coaching career includes a stint as assistant manager at QPR and a role with the Republic of Ireland national team.

"I am delighted to be the new Head Coach of such a fantastic football club as Blackburn Rovers," Eustace stated.

David Lowe and Damien Johnson will oversee the team's next match against Stoke City, with Eustace set to closely observe the proceedings as he prepares to take the helm and guide Rovers through the remainder of the season.