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Bowyer 'Delighted' To Sign New City Deal

Gary Bowyer

“This is a great football club and I have enjoyed every single second since arriving.

Bradford City have announced that manager Gary Bowyer has agreed a new two-year deal, keeping him at Valley Parade until at least the end of the 2021 season.

The former Blackburn and Blackpool boss arrived at the club last month.

Bowyer said: “I am absolutely delighted to have everything over the line,” he said.

“This is a great football club and I have enjoyed every single second since arriving.

“I am hugely excited to have been given the chance to take us forward and am ready for the challenges ahead.

“I think this brings some stability to the club. I have been to clubs in the past where stability has been needed and I have been able to provide it.

“We are looking to create a team which will give the supporters - and the city - something to be proud of. We want to deliver success.

“I pride myself on having big, physical and strong teams - with the ability to play good football. We have tried to do that here, in a short space of time, but obviously haven’t been able to recruit.

“My mindset will not change, regardless of the division we are in, and a hell of a lot of work has already gone in ahead of the summer.

“I will be looking to bring some pace, size and physicality to the squad. I am a supporter when the game kicks off and want to watch my team entertain.

“Regardless of where we end up, we have to get it right in the summer. We have to identify and recruit the right types. It is about getting them in the building and changing the culture.

“Hopefully, the fans can see how much we care for the club and we need them to back us all the way.

“It is a case of rebuilding in the summer and their support will make a massive difference next season."

Interim chief executive Julian Rhodes added: “Gary’s brief is to provide our city with a team the supporters can identify with, one which demonstrates desire and commitment above all else.

“We need to kick on from here, together, and start building towards what will be a pivotal close season for this club.”

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