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!