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Dawes Becomes First-Team Coach

Permanent Move To First-Team Setup Confirmed

20 September 2018

Ian Dawes has been confirmed as a Blackpool first-team coach, having recently assisted Terry McPhillips during his interim spell in charge.

Dawes takes up the position on a permanent basis after spending the last 14 months as Blackpool's Head of Coaching for the Academy and youth team.  

Prior to that, he had a spell managing Bangor in Wales and was also the Head of Coaching and under-18s' boss at Shrewsbury Town.

"Ian Dawes has moved up from the youth team and he has done brilliantly," manager Terry McPhillips said. "He has done great with the sessions and the lads really like him." 

The appointment of Ian Dawes follows the news of Gary Brabin returning to the club as assistant manager earlier this week. 

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