Tony Mowbray says Rovers ‘have to get it right’ to address the growing number of positions that need filling.

The manager confirmed this weekend’s final game of the season at Birmingham City will be his last as Rovers boss, bringing to an end his first years in charge.

Head of recruitment John Park will also move on, and with several key players also facing uncertain futures, the Rovers hierarchy face a growing list of replacements to source.

Top of the list will be that of a manager, with Mowbray, the club’s second-longest serving post-War boss, seeing his contract expire this summer.

It will be a close season of change for Rovers, but a pivotal one, and while Mowbray believes he will leave the club in better shape than he found it, he knows there are issues to address behind the scenes.

“They have to get it right, because it’s a short summer, and they have a few positions to fill pretty quickly,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“Whether that starts next season, or tomorrow, I’m not sure.

“There’s things behind the scenes that need improving, in my opinion, at this club.

“How many people have we lost? It’s an amazing football club, and I see it as a compliment. The Head of medical (Andy Mitchell) went to Leipzig, another of the medical team (Ibrahim Kerem) went to run Manchester United’s women, and there’s a really important member of backroom staff (head of athletic performance, Liam Mason) leaving for Newcastle United next week.

“Our head of recruitment will probably be moving on as well, and hopefully they’re ready for that.”

Upon Mowbray’s appointment in February 2017, he worked alongside existing club staff before long-term assistant Mark Venus joined after promotion from League One.

Following Stuart Harvey’s move to Sunderland last summer, Rovers appointed John Park to the position as head of recruitment, the Scot having worked with Mowbray previously at both Hibs and Celtic.

And while Mowbray expects him to leave the club, he couldn’t speak for Venus.

He added: “Mark is under contract, he will have a period of time that he has to work for, I would assume.

“I can’t talk for Mark. I’ve been with Mark a long time and I’ve left clubs and Mark has stayed on and done a really good job.

“At Coventry, Mark was almost running the club, not as a football manager but behind the scenes.

“Let’s wait and see what happens.”

Damien Johnson’s position as first-team technical coach and head of player development, is set to be unaffected by Mowbray’s departure.

David Lowe was promoted to first-team coach upon Mowbray’s arrival, while goalkeeping coach Ben Benson signed a long-term deal ahead of the League One promotion campaign and both remain under contract.

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