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Staff Profiles

Terry McPhillips was officially appointed Blackpool manager in September 2018, having previously taken interim charge of the first-team following the departure of Gary Bowyer.
 
After initially losing to Portsmouth, the team then went on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions during that interim spell, resulting in McPhillips being offered the job permanently. 
 
The Seasiders' boss first joined the club as Chief Scout in the summer of 2017, before stepping up to the role of assistant manager four months later. 
 
The ex-Halifax Town striker had a long-standing relationship with previous manager Gary Bowyer which stemmed back to their youth and reserve team coaching days at Blackburn Rovers. 
 
In June 2013, he was permanently appointed assistant manager to Bowyer at Blackburn Rovers and helped the club to eighth and ninth-placed finishes in The Sky Bet Championship. 
 
Prior to being with Blackburn, McPhillips spent almost 14 years with Crewe Alexandra and worked as the club's Assistant Academy Director.  
Gary Brabin returned to Blackpool in the role of Assistant Manager in September 2018. 
 
Brabin, who spent three years as a player with the club, making more than 70 appearances, returned to Bloomfield Road following a spell as first-team coach at Port Vale.

Vastly experienced in the game, the 47-year-old has also managed Southport, Cambridge United, Luton Town and Tranmere Rovers.

 
 
 

Ian Dawes was confirmed as Blackpool's new first-team coach in September 2018, having previously worked as the club's Head of Academy coaching. 

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.

Dave Timmins first joined Blackpool as Goalkeeper Coach in July 2016, having previously occupied the same position at Port Vale. 

During his 20 years of coaching he's been renowned for aiding in the development of goalkeepers such as England international Joe Hart (at Shrewsbury) and Wales international Wayne Hennessey (at Wolves). 

Timmins, who has also worked for Tranmere Rovers, briefly left Bloomfield Road for a managerial role in Sweden in February 2018, though opted to return to the club some three months later. 

 
Phil Horner has held the position of first-team physiotherapist since November 2000, enjoying four promotions in the process.
 
Horner had spent five years at Bloomfield Road in his playing days, turning out 189 times across the defence and midfield and scoring 26 times in the process.
 
Horner joined the club in September 1990 from Halifax Town, having previously been on the books of Leicester City.