Former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson handed key role at Salford City

Former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson will assist new Salford boss Gary Bowyer.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:13 pm

Bowyer becomes Salford’s third manager of the season after the Sky Bet League Two club parted company with Richie Wellens on Monday.

Bowyer’s last managerial job was with Bradford, who sacked him in February 2020. The 49-year-old, who previously managed Blackburn and Blackpool, joined Derby in September as coach of their under-23 side.

Salford – who are owned by members of Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’ including Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and David Beckham – currently sit in ninth place, six points outside the play-off positions.

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Darron Gibson.

Bowyer will be assisted by development squad coach Warren Joyce and midfielder Darron Gibson, who is currently recovering from a broken leg.

Gibson was considered a flop on Wearside by supporters.

Gibson was signed for the Black Cats by his former Everton boss David Moyes in 2017, but was released a year later in the club’s ill-fated Championship campaign.

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