Gary Brabin says he’s excited to be working alongside his friend Terry McPhillips at a club where he had some great memories as a player.
The 47-year-old returned to Bloomfield Road from Port Vale on Monday after accepting the role of assistant manager and can’t wait to play his part on the training ground.
“I’m looking forward to it. I’ve got some great memories from when I was here and obviously I’ve followed the club over the years,” said Brabin, who played for Blackpool between 1996 and 1999.
“Terry is a good friend of mine and to have an opportunity to come back to the club and work with a great friend like Terry is a great opportunity.
“It’s exciting for us now to both be in this position and working together to put the team right on a Saturday.
“We share the same beliefs and philosophies, if you like, in football because over a number of years we’ve gone to games together and spoke football. We know what we want and what we like, and we’ve got every confidence that we’ll work well together.”
It hasn’t taken Pool’s former midfielder long to acclimatise to the surroundings again, as he was quickly thrust into some coaching.
“I was just going to come in and have a little look at the players and get to see their personalities, but Terry decided to throw me straight in at the deep end,” he revealed. “I was straight in training with the lads and they seem a really talented bunch. There’s a really good atmosphere amongst the group of lads and a good team spirit is important.”