Blackpool sack their manager Simon Grayson after picking up just one win in 12 games in all competitions it has been revealed this afternoon.
Last night’s 3-2 defeat at home to Gillingham left them 15th in the League One table, despite being 4th in mid-December.
— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) February 12, 2020
It was in July 2019 that saw the return of the 50-year-old, having previously led the Tangerines to promotion into the Championship in 2007.
The club statement reads: “Blackpool Football Club can confirm that Simon Grayson has today been relieved of his duties as first-team manager.
“The Club would like to thank Simon for his efforts during his time back at Bloomfield Road and wish him well for the future.
“A further announcement will follow in due course.”
Fans gave their reaction after seeing Blackpool sack their manager…
— Christopher (@IAmChrisBell_) February 12, 2020
Big Neil ready to swagger into Bloomfield and sort the ship pic.twitter.com/iJIImIowFX
— Jordan (@jordan_barlow87) February 12, 2020
Yesterday's man like Grayson. We need a younger more progressive man now with new ideas and hunger and a desire to not always play it safe.
— James Sharman (@jamess90) February 12, 2020
— Daniel (@blackpoolfc04) February 12, 2020
— Matthew Oakley (@MatthewOakley_) February 12, 2020
— Gary Bowyer (@GaryBowyer19) February 12, 2020
Bye Grayson always knew u were a nobber ?
— Joe Green (@joegreen_11) February 12, 2020
It had to be done tbh. It isn't working and the squad on paper is excellent now.
— Jeff Simpkins (@Barrage_Jeff) February 12, 2020
Best news, thanks Simon Sadler.
— Ian Brookes (@IanBrookes3) February 12, 2020
Had to be done. Unacceptable performances week in week out.
— Rob Walker (@TangerineRob) February 12, 2020
About fucking time. Now take someone on who will actually be an improvement and not a backward step like he was
— Jordan Smith (@Jordan29Smith) February 12, 2020
Go get Neil warnock till end of season bring evo in next season alongside him
— danny smith (@dannysmith1980) February 12, 2020
Best Birthday Present ever ?????????
— Jonny Sniper (@CharlieClark95) February 12, 2020