Blackpool have confirmed that caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has left the club. This news comes as a major disappointment for the club, as they will be on the lookout for a new manager once again. The former Celtic striker has been in charge of the Blackpool team on a caretaker basis for the last few months of the campaign. However, the club managed only three wins from the 20 matches that the 36-year-old oversaw. This disappointing run, though, did not end up disastrous for the club, as they stayed up in the Championship for the season.
Blackpool achieved safety in the championship despite a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Charlton on the final day of the season. This was largely down to the 2-0 win over Wigan – their only victory in the last five matches – in the penultimate weekend of the season. There have been mixed reactions to the performance of manager Barry Ferguson. He has helped the club stay in the division in a player-manager caretaker role. However, the former Everton midfielder states that he is unsure about the future at the club next season.
A huge pressure was lifted off the shoulders of Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson after his team managed a 1-0 win over Millwall. This result helped them move away from the drop zone for the time being. Ferguson was recently brought on as the new manager of the club during the January transfer window.
However, results have not improved even after his arrival, which threatened to increase talk about his future at the club. This win, however, helps Blackpool open a nine-point advantage to the drop zone with just over 12 matches remaining.
Although Blackpool suffered yet another defeat in the ongoing season the other day when they got beaten by 1-2 by Bolton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup but, their manager Paul Ince reckons that there are plenty of positives to take out for his side from that game.
Blackpool’s performance in the 2013-14 Season has been way too disappointing till now and after their defeat in the Championship game against Brighton & Hove Albion a couple of weeks back, their fans had booed them.
Dan Gosling has suggested that he would like to stay at Championship team Blackpool. The Magpies midfield player is on loan at Bloomfield Road till January. There are reports that he is quite eager to play in the first team football as he was not getting first team opportunity at Newcastle United.
When he was questioned about his future, Dan Gosling told that he would be interested in staying for the rest of the season. If Blackpool wants him here and Newcastle United agrees, then he would sit down and talk. He just wants to keep performing well and keep us high in the table.
Blackpool will be looking to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Millwall in the Championship. Ahead of this match, striker Ricardo Fuller has said that he and his teammates will not be underestimating the strength of Millwall.
Blackpool have not yet made any meaningful signings so far in the last few weeks, and manager Paul Ince has said that it is frustrating times for him and the club.
A lot of the transfer dealings of the club depended on the future of winger Tom Ince, who was linked heavily with a move to Cardiff. Even though Cardiff agreed a fee in the region of £ 9 million for the midfielder, the player opted against the move due to several reasons. If he had left the club, then it would have given his father significant funds to spend in the transfer window.
There has been a lot of rumours surrounding the future of Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince, who continues to be linked with several Premier league clubs.
He came extremely close to leaving the Championship outfit in January when Liverpool showed serious interest in the player. However, his astronomical valuation of £ 20 million was enough to scare Liverpool away. The summer, though, could prove to be the time when Ince leaves Blackpool, but manager and his father Paul Ince has said that he wants to keep the player for at least one more season.
Blackpool manager Paul Ince has said that the club needs four more points in order to guarantee safety in the Championship. Blackpool have struggled following the departure of Ian Holloway, while the arrival of Ince has done little to improve things at the club.
There are just six matches remaining in the Championship season. The 1-0 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend helped the club get 50 points in the table. Ince has said that the fact that teams from the bottom of the table have been regularly taking points over the course of the season.
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