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Ince appoints Knox at Blackburn

Archie Knox
Archie Knox is back in the Premier League with Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Archie Knox as new boss Paul Ince's first-team coach.

The former Scotland assistant manager, 61, takes up the post after leaving Bolton at the end of last season.

"I was on holiday in Florida and got the phone call saying would I be interested in the job," Knox told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I was more than interested having left Bolton at the end of last season, it's a fabulous opportunity."

I know all of the first team players to look at and I will get to know them all better in the next couple of weeks

Archie Knox
Knox worked under Sammy Lee at Bolton last season and was then part of Gary Megson's staff as the club secured their Premier League status.

He is Ince's third backroom appointment following the arrivals of Ray Mathias and Karl Robinson, who worked with him at MK Dons.

The Scot added: "I know Paul from my days at Manchester United, he's made a great start in his career both at Macclesfield and MK Dons so hopefully he'll continue it at this level. "

Knox's previous roles included assisting Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen and Manchester United and Walter Smith at Rangers and Everton and he has admitted that not all of Blackburn's first-team squad will be new to him.

"I've worked with Steven Reid at Millwall and Stephen Warnock, when he had a loan spell at Coventry from Liverpool, so there's a couple of faces I know really well.

"I know all of the first team players to look at and I will get to know them all better in the next couple of weeks."




see also
Knox quits Scotland for Bolton
30 Aug 07 |  Bolton
Knox lands Scotland under-21 role
03 Jul 06 |  Scotland


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