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Club Statement

18 May 2016

Club and Manager Part Company

Blackpool Football Club and first-team manager Neil McDonald have today parted company.

Neil McDonald commented: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Blackpool Football Club, its staff, players and fans for their support throughout what has been a very difficult season.

“Despite being extremely disappointed by our relegation from Sky Bet League One, I am pleased with the work we have done over the past 12 months to rebuild the squad and I leave having laid stronger foundations than when I first arrived. There is now a very capable squad with a core of good young players, who I’m certain will continue their development and challenge in League Two next year.

“It has been a hugely challenging role, but one which I am honoured to have held. I wish the club the very best of luck in the future and I hope they bounce straight back to League One.”

Blackpool FC Chairman Karl Oyston added: "Myself and the other members of the Board would like to place on record our thanks to Neil for his hard work during a challenging season both on and off the field."

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