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Blackpool and Cheltenham appoint new managers

Two more managerial appointments have been announced within the last 24 hours.

Cheltenham Town were the first to announce that their new boss is former player Michael Duff. Blackpool then followed just hours later with the news that they are to keep Terry McPhillips in charge.

Michael Duff replaces Gary Johnson at Cheltenham, who had been in charge since March 2015, but was sacked after just four games into the new season.

The former player joins from Burnley, where he the coach for the Under 23s and also part of the backroom staff.

He was a youth product of the Robins, he stayed with them from 1996/97 when Cheltenham were in the Southern League Premier until he left for Burnley in 2003/04.

 

McPhillips has been made the new permanent manager after being caretaker for nine matches. It comes after his side were produced a stunning comeback against Bradford City on Saturday meaning the club go unbeaten in eight games.

He was assistant manager to Gary Bowyer at Bloomfield Road, but since he left, he stepped up and given the Tangerines a promising start in League One, he’s also taken them to the Carabao Cup Third Round for the first time in nine years.

 

Football fans of both clubs are very happy with the news of their appointments, some Blackpool fans were just relieved the club have finally made a decision – check out those tweets on the next page.

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