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Cliff Byrne appointed assistant manager

15 May 2023

Rovers are delighted to confirm the appointment of Cliff Byrne as assistant manager.

The 41-year-old returns to the club, having spent the 2018/19 campaign in the role alongside manager Grant McCann.

“I’m really excited,” he said. “Once the manager informed me that there was interest there and established that it was strong, I said yes, absolutely.

“Everything about the club, the dynamic, what the ownership are looking for - it all felt right. I really feel that the club can be successful.

“As a coach and a manager, you want to go in and see if you can improve and bring the club back to where they want to be. I firmly believe that there is an opportunity to do that here. With a lot of hard work, quality and togetherness along the way, I believe that is achievable.”

Dublin-born Byrne first worked alongside his former Scunthorpe United teammate McCann at Rovers before the pair moved to Hull City in the summer of 2019. He was also McCann’s assistant at Peterborough United until January.

Discussions continue with existing members of the coaching staff Chad Gribble and Paul Green over their roles.


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