Blackburn Rovers appoint Alan Myers as director of communications
Updated 10:20pm Friday 28th February 2014 in Sport
BLACKBURN Rovers have appointed Alan Myers as the club’s new director of communications.
Myers announced yesterday that he was leaving his post as communications director at boyhood club Everton.
Rovers managing director Derek Shaw said: “Once we were made aware that Alan had left Everton, we moved quickly to secure the services of a very talented and experienced football man.
“We have seen how he engaged with the Everton fans and the significant success he had over a short period of time, and that is what attracted us to him.
“After discussions with the owners, it was unanimously agreed for Alan to join Blackburn Rovers as early as Monday and his appointment will further strengthen our existing media team.”
Myers said: “I am extremely excited to join Blackburn Rovers and be at a club with such rich traditions and history.
“I have observed from a distance, through my work at Sky, developments at Blackburn Rovers over the past few years and have been really impressed in recent months at the stability and progress being made both on and off the field.
“One of my first tasks will be to engage with the Rovers fans. I think it's fair to say they've had a difficult time over the last few years, but that is changing now and I want to be part of that.
“Madam Desai and the Rao family have tasked me with bringing the club and its fans together and that is my main aim here.
“I'm extremely excited to be working with Gary Bowyer – one of the country’s brightest young managers – and I am joining an extremely talented and committed management team, led by managing director Derek Shaw, along with hugely experienced Football Secretary Ian Silvester.
“I believe this is a really exciting time for Blackburn Rovers and its fans.”
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