UK time is: 01:30:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Is Today The Day?

Could today be the day we find out who is Blackpool's new manager?

Interviews for the job, according to Chairman Karl Oyston, finished at noon yesterday.

However, the local press are this morning reporting that there is an outstanding candidate who has just thrown his hat into the ring for the top job at Bloomfield Road.

If the mystery man is being interviewed today, an announcement on the new gaffer could be put back until tomorrow.

But who could this new man be? As he's being given an interview today, we could assume that he is fairly high profile, with the Gazette stating names such as Paul Ince, Dennis Wise and the highly popular Aidy Boothroyd.

Incidentally, Boothroyd's odds have shortened from 12/1 to 8's overnight.

Others have gone for lower key managers, with reports in Scotland suggesting former 'Pool skipper Brian Reid is in for an interview.

Jim Gannon is also a name who won't go away.

The one manager who has disappeared in the last day or two is Jim Magilton. The former Ipswich boss had previously been mentioned as a front runner in the press; could it be that he is in the frame?

The arrival of another name on the scene has thrown this wide open, with all the aforementioned a possibility, and they go alongside the five rumoured to be on the initial shortlist: Ian Holloway, Steve Thompson, Alan Knill, Andy Ritchie and Gary Brabin.

Radio Lancashire are reporting that Ian Holloway is set to be announced the new manager, but we shall see.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 20 2009

Time: 9:42AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Oyston calls in police (Thursday April 24 2014)

why not join up to Blackpool Vital (Thursday April 24 2014)

Pool hand out 3000 free tickets (Thursday April 24 2014)

Final 2 games for Seasiders (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Blackpool team v Brighton (Monday April 21 2014)

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 346
2. SaskPool 224
3. SeasideEssexXile 190
4. Poole-Pool 189
5. Bear1951 172
6. Albert Ramsbottom 157
7. BobHatton 91
8. UAE Seasider 84
9. 53CODGER 63
10. nodrogaty 62

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

how many more points will Blackpool get
Suggested By:  
1 50%
2 0%
3 25%
4 25%
5 0%
6 0%