Blackpool have tonight revealed that first team manager Terry McPhillips has stood down from the club with immediate effect.
He was appointed back in September 2018 after being caretaker for nine matches and then led the club to a 10th place finish in the League One table last season.
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Terry McPhillips said: “While discussing the option of a new contract, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on things and feel that the time is now right for me to step aside.
“I never really had any intention of becoming a manager, yet I stepped up in difficult circumstances last season because the club needed some stability.
“That stability has now been achieved and an exciting future awaits under Simon’s ownership.
“It’s been an honour to manage Blackpool in the short-term, and I will forever cherish the fact that I was in charge of the team when all the fans returned for the homecoming match against Southend United.
“I would like to thank the players and coaching staff for all their efforts and wish everybody connected with the club the very best of luck for the future.”
Blackpool FC Owner Simon Sadler said: “Terry has been very gracious in his discussions with the board and we wish him well in his future endeavours. He did a very good job in guiding the club to a top-half finish last season after quickly going from assistant to manager. We’re all appreciative of his efforts.”
Executive Chairman Michael Bolingbroke added: “I would like to echo Simon’s sentiments and thank Terry for all his help and assistance during what has been a transitional period on-and-off the pitch. He has always wanted the best for the club and can be very proud of the job he has done here.”
After finding out that Terry McPhillips has stood down from his role as first team manager of Blackpool, fans took to give their reaction, many suggested who they thought was coming in – check out those tweets by clicking on the next page.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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