Dunn has spent two long spells with Rovers, making over 350 appearances at the club he joined as a trainee, but will bow out after Saturday’s clash with Ipswich having been restricted to just 11 outings this term.
Responding to the news of his exit, Bowyer lavished praise on the long-serving Dunn and admitted he would not be surprised to see him in the east Lancashire club’s hot-seat himself one day.
“Between now and him leaving there will be a hell of a lot of plaudits going his way and rightly so as what he has done for this football club is unbelievable, it is immense,” Bowyer told Rovers’ official website.
“He’s come through the academy and has gone on to represent England whilst at Blackburn Rovers. We’ve always used him as a role model for the younger players, in this day and age I’m not sure we’ll see many more types like him.
“He’s is a legend at Blackburn Rovers and a massive fan of the club who still is and always will be.
“The qualities he’s got throughout his career I’m sure that they will continue in his quest to become a manager. And one day, in my opinion, he will manage Blackburn Rovers, and I look forward to that day.
“It’s sad that it’s coming to an end but, like he’s said himself, all things do come to an end. We just hope we can give him a proper send off at the weekend.
“He will be involved for sure and we hope the public of Blackburn come out and show their appreciation to a true Blackburn Rovers legend.
“It will be emotional for Dunny, for his granddad, and for the rest of his family, and it’s up to the rest of us, the players, staff and supporters, to give him a right good send off and one he fully deserves.
“He’s been truly remarkable for this club and, whether we see the type of him again, I’m not too sure.”