Date:Friday January 23 2009
I'm sure you've read Tony Parkes' very public plea to Chairman Karl Oyston today. 'Back me or sack me' said the Blackpool caretaker manager, which seems quite a strange statement to release to the press just a day before a crucial league game at home to Birmingham.
The Blues, who have again failed in a bid to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd this week, are probably laughing at the shambolic situation at Bloomfield Road at present; the caretaker manager has shown his hand in public at a time where you would expect him to keep his head down - especially as The Seasiders haven't yet won a game under his stewardship.
But Parkes has been surprisingly vocal, and insists that the managerial situation needs to be sorted soon, which could in fact lead to his downfall - or maybe not!
This brings us to the title of the article, and something which has been picked up on by a couple of people on the internet today: does Tony Parkes hold all the aces in the race to become Blackpool's new manager?
It's obvious he wants a decision soon, and has even bemoaned the lack of funds for him to spend this January transfer window.
A win against Alex McLeish's Birmingham tomorrow would give Oyston an easy decision I would guess, and Parkes would certainly be in line for the job if we did pick up three points tomorrow - making today's public plea look shrewd.
The cynic in me is thinking it's been done for a different reason though. Has Simon Grayson given Parkes the hurry-up? Afterall, that assistant manager post at Elland Road is still vacant...
Twisted world, this football.
Date:Friday January 23 2009
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