BROMSGROVE Sporting have confirmed the appointment of former Premier League winner and England international Tim Flowers as the club’s new manager until the end of the season.
As a player, goalkeeper Flowers earned 11 caps for England and famously lifted the Premier League trophy with Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95.
Following his retirement, the 56-year-old led Solihull Moors to second in the National League in 2018/19 and has since had spells in charge of Stratford Town, Barnet and Gloucester City.
Sporting chairman Rod Brown said: “The club is going through an extensive re-evaluation as a business off the field, by re-engaging and creating a connection with the local and wider community in order to build a sustainable future.
“With this in mind, we also want to build a football model to run parallel. We believe our initial priority is retain Step Three football, while we work on the model that we want for next season and beyond.
“Tim Flowers comes with the pedigree and experience of an elite player, an excellent coach and a big character – all the attributes we believe will help us maintain our league status, whilst we set out our philosophy to go forward. We look forward to working with him.”
Flowers replaces Michael McGrath in the Victoria Ground dugout after Sporting sacked their former player-manager following a 3-0 home defeat against Leamington last weekend.
Sporting currently sit 17th in the Southern League Premier Central table nine points above the relegation zone.
Goalkeeping coach Matt Ballard and sports physiotherapist Gavin Blackwell will remain at the club as part of the coaching set-up.