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Staff Profiles

 
Gary Bowyer guided Blackpool to League Two promotion in his first season in charge when his side defeated Exeter City in the Play-Off final at Wembley Stadium.
 
The 46-year-old joined Blackpool after a successful stint at Blackburn Rovers, where he progressed through the academy coaching set up all the way to first-team manager.
 
His affiliation with Blackburn Rovers first started back in 2004 when he moved from Derby County to oversee the under-18s and nurture the club's academy talents. He later became reserve team manager and led the side to the final of the Premier Reserve League against Chelsea in 2010-11, on the back of winning the Premier Reserve League North title. 
 
Bowyer, a former player with Hereford United, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, stepped up to take charge of Blackburn Rovers in May 2013 and guided the club to eighth and ninth placed Championship finishes in his first two seasons in charge.
 
Then came the move to Bloomfield Road in June 2016 and Bowyer enjoyed success from the off, knocking Bolton Wanderers out of the EFL Cup to set up a trip to Premier League side, Crystal Palace.
 
FA Cup success followed, as Championship side Barnsley were defeated, before attention turned to League Two Play-Offs. Luton Town were beaten 6-5 on aggregate, setting up a trip to Wembley, where Pool completed the job against Exeter. 

Terry McPhillips was appointed Blackpool's new assistant manager in October 2017, having previously joined the club in the summer as Chief Scout.
 
The ex-Halifax striker has a long-standing relationship with manager Gary Bowyer, which stems 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.  

Dave Timmins enjoyed a strong first season at Bloomfield Road, after joining Gary Bowyer’s coaching staff in July 2016.

Vastly experienced, he moved to the club from Port Vale, having previously worked at the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Shrewsbury Town and Carlisle United. 

During his 19 years of coaching he's been renowned for aiding in the development of goalkeepers such as England international Joe Hart and Wales international Wayne Hennessey. 

Timmins celebrated his 1,000th match in coaching when Blackpool defeated Morecambe 3-1 in March 2017, and was pivotal in the good form of Sam Slocombe and Dean Lyness as the club won promotion.

 
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.