Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Is Today The Day?

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.



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.

Writer:Editor
Date:Wednesday May 20 2009
Time: 9:42AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances & More Rotation

Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties.

Vital View - League One - 22nd-23rd September 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 22nd-23rd September.

Vital Preview - League One - 22nd-23rd September 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 22nd-23rd September.

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes

At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer window.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM - Bristol Rovers Away
Suggested By: SeasideEssexXile
Allsop20%
Turton0%
Daniel0%
Tilt0%
Robertson40%
Mellor0%
Longstaff0%
Cook0%
Ryan20%
Otabor0%
Vassell20%
Barnsley Lad0%
Delf0%
Quigley0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SaskPool240
2.premier 1227
3.SeasideEssexXile179
4.Bear1951143
5.Hastings96
6.BobHatton42
7.whitey194229
8.AbelBFC26
9.suffolknwot23
10.bfcpete23
Vital Football Comment