Blackpool Football Club can announce that Physiotherapist Phil Horner is to leave his role this summer.
The former Seasiders’ player, who made more than 200 appearances in tangerine, has spent the best part of 20 years looking after the medical needs of the Club’s professionals and rehabilitating them back to fitness.
During that time, Phil has also been on the backroom staff for four play-off promotions, adding to the previous one he achieved as a player in 1992.
Phil Horner said:
“I have a big affiliation with Blackpool after the length of time I’ve been here, and that will always be the case. I have so many fantastic memories and have worked with some very good managers, coaches, players and people.
"I think now is a good time for a change, though. I’m planning to do a bit more private physiotherapy at the clinic and also get more of a work-life balance.
"The Club remains in great hands under the ownership of Simon Sadler and I’d like to wish him, CEO Ben Mansford, Head Coach Neil Critchley and everybody connected with Blackpool the very best of success for the future. I will always want the Club to prosper.”
Owner Simon Sadler said:
“Phil has given fantastic service to Blackpool Football Club, both as a player and as a physiotherapist. He’s been part of some very successful times in this Club’s history and can rightly look back on his achievements with pride.
“In his role as physio, Phil has displayed incredible dedication and commitment to the health, fitness and wellbeing of our professionals, and I know everybody will join us in thanking him for his considerable contribution and wishing him every success for the future. He will always be welcome back here at Bloomfield Road.”