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David Dunn Joins Coaching Staff

New Addition Confirmed

2 January 2020

Blackpool Football Club can confirm that David Dunn is to join manager Simon Grayson’s coaching staff at Bloomfield Road.

A vastly experienced player in the Premier League and Championship, Dunn made 377 appearances in two spells at Blackburn Rovers and a further 69 with Birmingham City.

Capped by England in 2002, he also featured 20 times for the Three Lions’ at under-21 level and had a brief playing stint with Oldham Athletic, whom he would later go on to manage.

Part of Blackburn’s first-team coaching staff for a period under Tony Mowbray, the 39-year-old assisted Rovers’ Development Squad to the Premier League 2 Division 2 title in 2018.

Manager Simon Grayson said:

“David Dunn had a fantastic career as a player and has since been an under-23s coach, then ultimately became a manager at Oldham and has worked with the first-team at Blackburn. He’s got fantastic knowledge, experience, know-how and he’ll add something different to the staff that we’ll embrace. I’m sure he’s looking forward to coming here, working with the players and helping to improve them.”

David Dunn added: 

"I'm really looking forward to being back in a day-to-day role at a football club. I played with the manager at Blackburn - we live quite close to each other - and he's somebody that I respect a lot. I also know a couple of the players, I've coached a couple and I've played with Jay Spearing as well. I'm looking forward to meeting up with them again." 

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