George Wood is happy to play the role of pantomime villain in Cardiff this weekend, if it means Blackpool securing all three points against Malky Mackay’s side.
The 60-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, still lives in Wales following his time with The Bluebirds and hopes to be in a position to tease a number of his friends post-match.
“The club is close to my heart because I live in Cardiff and I was at Cardiff a long time. My wife is Welsh and my boy was born in Wales so it’s played a big part,” he said.
“But it won’t be close to me at this particular time. The most important thing is that The Seasiders get all three points on Saturday.
“Ideally, I want to go down there and win by as many as possible so that I can go in the pub on Sunday and wind them up, which isn’t too hard to do actually,” he teased.
Wood has been back at Blackpool now for 13 months and having started his playing days in England at Bloomfield Road, he now plans to end his coaching career at the club.
“You realise how much Blackpool has been part of my life when you come back here and see the people I knew previously, as well as Squires Gate. I think it’s fantastic, it’s a great place and it actually bonds everyone together. It’s all part of the make-up at Blackpool,” the Scot said.
“I’m delighted to come back and finish my career here and I hope that there’s two or three years more to go.
“It’s great working with the gaffer because of his enthusiasm. I like that because it’s the way I am, I love my football. To do it at the club where I started and with the way we’re playing football is great,” he added.