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Club Statement

Posted: Wed 06 Feb 2013
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Message From The Chairman

Following a number of media reports, the club would like to make clear its current position regarding the managerial vacancy at Bloomfield Road.

Chairman Karl Oyston told the official website:

“I would like to place on record that the club met and discussed the manager's position with Billy Davies on Monday evening. Contrary to speculation, I can confirm that the meeting concluded with both parties agreeing to speak again on Tuesday. I spoke with Billy on two occasions yesterday and he has decided to follow another opportunity, which is a decision we fully appreciate and understand.

“It has been well documented that we have approached a number of people regarding our managerial vacancy, in order to conduct preliminary discussions and ascertain interest from either party. We will continue 
with this process and we will continue to do so in the correct manner. However, we have only offered the position to one person and, unfortunately, that person decided to accept a position at Bristol City.

“While we continue through the process, Steve Thompson will remain in temporary charge. I would once again like to take this opportunity of thanking Steve and the rest of the football staff for their co-operation 
and patience during this period.

"We would like to assure our supporters that it is a priority for us to conclude this process in a timely manner and recruit the best possible candidate to progress Blackpool Football Club."

The club will be making no further comment at this stage.