Tony Mowbray says ‘nothing has changed’ in his mind after meeting with Rovers chief executive Steve Waggott this week.

This weekend’s game at Birmingham City is set to be Mowbray’s final match in charge, bringing an end to his five-year stay.

While the club haven’t yet commented on Mowbray’s impending departure, the manager has outlined that his time as Rovers manager is coming to an end.

Mowbray previously stated he hadn’t discussed his future with the club, but that was addressed this week during a meeting with chief executive Waggott.

He said there was ‘nothing to report’ from that meeting, other than he would likely receive a call from owners Venky’s.

But Mowbray says his decision has been made, with the Birmingham trip to bring the curtain down on his time in charge.

"Steve came and sat in my office for an hour, it was very amicable," Mowbray said.

"There is nothing really to report. Nothing has changed as far as I am concerned. I asked whether he would like me to take the team to Birmingham and he said yes and that is what we have done.

"We will go to Birmingham and try to win. 

"Steve intimated that I might take a call from the owners over the next week or so.

"I'll see what they have to say but I'm pretty clear in my mind. I am looking forward to going on holiday with my wife, let's wait and see.

"I am pretty relaxed, I have enjoyed it over the last five years."

While Mowbray is set to leave his position as Rovers manager, he is open to a return to management in the future, and says he wouldn’t consider any other positions in the game at this moment.

He has spoken with his players and will be involved in a debrief of the season next week, with his contract running to June 30, but his final game in charge will come this weekend.

"I don't feel washed out, I feel like the time at this club is probably right to move on at this club," Mowbray added.

"I have had a rotation of players in my office.

"I must have had 20 managers in my career. Some I loved and I hung on to every word, others I couldn't get rid of them quickly enough.

"I feel as if I can still help clubs create environments and cultures and teach good habits. I'll know when I've had enough of that and want to draw the curtains.

"All the other stuff, directors of football, I don't know, I've never done that. Maybe for a thought, it would be nice to be involved in football but not have the pressure to win on Saturday.

"Obviously you want to win but it's not your fault, it's the manager's fault."

Mowbray has been with Rovers since February 2017, replacing Owen Coyle in the hotseat.

He had been without a club since leaving Coventry City six months earlier, and asked about missing the day-to-day involvement, he said: “Give me a few weeks and I’ll be craving organising something, or planning something, or preparing a session.

“I hope to be in football management still for a long time because it’s what I do.

“Though as I’ve said, it is becoming more difficult.”

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