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New Blackpool Manager – Part 2

So we find ourselves looking for a new manager again, only a couple of months after Ollie left. The truth for Appleton leaving still isn’t clear, the extra money and contract length can’t have been the only reason for him leaving.

The team seems pretty much in freefall at the moment with the Cup game against Fulham a welcome rest on Tuesday night.

The hunt for a new manager started with Phil Parkinson turning down discussions, the Bradford boss has a League Cup semi final second leg match with Villa to look forward to. Paul Ince doesn’t look like a candidate, this time round as much as last time round. Also there seems little hope for Steve Thompson, if he was to become manager then he would have been confirmed by now?

Sean O’Driscoll was also in the frame until an offer came in from Bristol City, despite the club being in debt and sitting bottom of the league he jumped at the chance and was named manager at Ashton Gate this morning.

The front runner at the time of writing is Peter Houston the current Dundee United manager. His current contract runs out at the end of the season according to the press.

However, it’s only talks and he’s not heard the offer of a one-year-rolling contract which you feel is going to be the only option for any new manager at Blackpool. I can’t see anyone being in place for Tuesday night, things aren’t great at the moment!

Charlton 2 – 1 Blackpool FT With Pictures

So another post manager defeat. Yesterday at the Valley we had enough possession but once again lacked any killer edge, Charlton soaked up the pressure and just waited for the mistakes to be made.

Kevin Phillips again had to play up front somewhat on his own and had to kept on dropping deep to pick up the ball. Tom Ince was once again unable to get into the game.

We should have taken the lead from a Kevin Phillips header, one of very little clear cut chances.

As soon as the first goal went in it was pretty clear that we not getting anything out of the game.

One little positive from the match was Nathan Eccleston’s appearance and goal at the end, the lack of options upfront now seems to place him at the top of the pecking order for central striker role over Kevin Phillips.

It’s hard to see where we go from here. The cup in on Tuesday may be a welcome break. Let’s hope we have a manager and some new players soon!