BLACKBURN Rovers boss Paul Lambert is shocked by Alan Myers’ decision to quit the club.

Commercial and communications director Myers on Tuesday announced he is leaving Rovers.


The 53-year-old, who has taken on extra responsibilities following the departure of managing director Derek Shaw, remains in situ at Ewood Park.

But Myers will depart the club on August 31 if Rovers owners Venky’s make him work his six-month notice period.

Lambert said: “It was a shock. First and foremost I haven’t had any major chats with Alan but he’ll have his own reasons and everybody will have to respect that.

“In the short time I’ve been here he’s done great for the club in a lot of aspects.

“He’s a good guy, which is important, with a good character, and no doubt in due time the story will start to unfurl.”

Myers was appointed as Rovers’ director of communications in February 2014 after leaving a similar position at Everton.

He took on the additional role of commercial director after Dave Biggar left the club in the summer of 2015 for a position in New York.

And, along with finance director Mike Cheston, he started to cover Shaw’s duties following the managing director’s exit on February 2.

In an email sent out to staff on Tuesday morning Myers said he was departing Rovers ‘with sadness and disappointment’.

The former Sky Sports News North West bureau chief does not have another job lined-up.

It is understood that Myers has grown frustrated at not being able to carry out his role the way he sees fit.

And it is believed that is what led to his decision to leave the club.