Blackburn Rovers have formally announced the exit of Director of Football, Gregg Broughton.

The Rovers transfer chief left the club at the end of last week following talks with the board. Broughton was in charge for two years before Rovers decided to make a change.

The club statement terms the exit as a 'mutual agreement' but it's understood the decision was initiated by Rovers, who felt a change was best for all parties. 

"Gregg Broughton, Director of Football, who joined us in June 2022, has now left the club by mutual agreement. We wish him well in the future."

The failure to sign Duncan McGuire proved to be the last straw in the relationship between Broughton and Rovers' board. After he took responsibility for the breakdown of Lewis O'Brien's move from Nottingham Forest, the buck stopped with him once again even if he wasn't directly culpable.

It's understood Rovers don't have a direct replacement lined up to assume the role imminently, though an appointment later down the line has not been ruled out.

Sean Kimberley remains at the club as Head of Recruitment along with the rest of their transfer team. John Eustace will have a strong input, as he would before, with Chief Executive Steve Waggott likely to lead negotiations in the interim.