Blackburn Rovers confirm new appointment Following Ian Silvester’s resignation

Following Ian Silvester’s resignation, Blackburn Rovers have appointed Brett Baker as Head of Football Administration.

The club statement publicly confirmed Silvester’s departure as Club Secretary after 12 years in the position. According to Companies House records, Silvester departed the club last month.

Baker has been appointed to that post, having previously served in comparable roles for Sunderland, Brighton & Hove Albion, Birmingham City, and the EFL.

Silvester quit the club following an investigation into the paperwork blunder that resulted in Duncan McGuire’s transfer failure.


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Director of Football Gregg Broughton has also left, albeit Rovers are yet to properly announce his departure. It is thought that he left the club at the end of last week after discussions with the board.

Broughton accepted responsibility for the inability to complete Lewis O’Brien’s transfer in 2022 as the most senior member of the recruitment team, leaving him in an awkward position when McGuire’s contract fell through.

Sean Kimberley remains as the club’s Head of Recruitment. Chief Executive Steve Waggott has previously taken an active part in player contract negotiations.

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