Blackburn Rovers are the latest team to switch from Umbro to Nike as they have officially announced their new partnership with the US manufacturer. The new deal with Nike will start from the 2013/14 season.
Umbro’s relationship with Blackburn Rovers started in 2007 and thus will come to an end after 7 years. All kit, training wear and related products will now be manufactured by Nike.
Greg Coar, Rovers’ Head of Commercial and Marketing, said: “We are delighted to confirm that Rovers are set to start a new partnership with Nike. We are certain that our supporters will be excited by this new partnership and will be looking forward to seeing the iconic blue-and-white halves and the world famous Nike brand on our kits this summer.”
Gareth Hosford, GM Nike UK Football, said: “We are delighted to add Blackburn Rovers to the Nike football family. We look forward to building on the successful partnership the club has already enjoyed with Umbro and working closely with the club and the fans over the coming seasons.”
Source – Club Official Website
Posted on February 10, 2013