Blackpool chairman says new management appointment is imminent
Blackpool’s Karl Oyston has told Sky Sports News that the club are looking for a speedy resolution to the Seasiders’ management vacancy following the departure of Ian Holloway last week.
The north-west club has fallen victim to a domino effect in the Championship which has seen Holloway move to Selhurst Park as former Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman fills the vacancy left by Owen Coyle at Bolton Wanderers.
Today, Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston has announced that the club may reach a decision over their next manager by as early as this evening, and the application and interview process is already on-going.
“I’m hopeful well know by the end of today, but I’m not going to put any timescale on it” said Oyston.
“Other Lancashire clubs have took their time but instability has not done anyone any favours.
“We need someone that can settle quite easily in the great north west and adapt to the training ground and deal with the players weve got.
“It’s a key time in the season for us, we have been on the slide a bit lately but I think a quick appointment will address that.
“If we meet the right person and the interview goes well we will offer them the job straight away.”
Rumoured contenders for the job include Paul Ince, Owen Coyle and current caretaker manager Steve Thompson.
Oyston also told Sky Sports News he was disappointed by the number of agents contacting him from managers and coaches already in employment at other clubs.
“I’m disappointed to say we’ve had contact through agents from managers in work. This sort of culture needs stamping out.
“I know it goes on but it doesn’t make it any more acceptable, we’ve been around football long enough to know the type of person we want. We know how to do it the right way and not play any of those games.”
The Blackpool chairman admitted he may inform the clubs of the managers in question.
“I do feel like contacting those clubs where the managers are employed and spilling the beans.
“It’s poor form. We’ll do things properly” he added.