Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Ian Holloway Favourite for Blackpool Job

Ian Holloway Favourite for Blackpool Job

Former Clarets player,Steve Thompson is third favourite to take over the manager's role at Bloomfield Road following the departure of caretaker manager, Tony Parkes. He is currently assistant caretaker manager at Bloomfield Road.

In a list provided by bookies,Victor Chandler,Ian Holloway is favourite at 5/2 with Steve Thompson at 3/1.

The former Bolton and Luton midfielder, Steve Thompson moved from Leicester City to Burnley in February 1995 for a £200,000 transfer fee. He made 49 league appearances, scoring one goal before leaving at the end of the 1996-97 season to join Rotherham United. He also played for Halifax Town and Leigh RMI towards the end of his playing career.

Thompson started coaching with the Centre of Excellence at Blackpool and became Head of Youth Department in 2005.

He became first team coach in 2006 under Simon Grayson and helped the team with promotion to the Championship in 2006-7.In March 2008 he signed a new two year extension to his contract at Bloomfield Road

In December 2008 after Grayson left for Leeds United, Thompson now 44 became the assistant manager on a caretaker basis, with Tony Parkes as the caretaker manager.

Tony Parkes left Blackpool this week after a meeting with chairman Karl Oyston.

'He wanted to spend more time with his family and have a break from football,' Oyston told the club website.

Thompson though faces competition from a number of managers seeking a new role. Ian Holloway is the favourite but also in the list are former Clarets gaffers, Stan Ternent and Steve Cotterill both at 12/1



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday May 19 2009
Time: 1:15PM

Comments

0
About time Steve Cotterill got another manager's job but he looks out of the frame for this one
turfmanphil
19/05/2009 13:17:00
0
By all accounts Blackpool have a short-list of five, bookies list above had 30 named!!Other names included Paul Ince, Paul Simpson, Aidy Boothroyd, Sammy McIlroy, Iain Dowie etc etc. Full list on Vital Blackpool's article-http://www.blackpool.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=514468
turfmanphil
20/05/2009 08:02:00
0
Now confirmed Holloway got it!
turfmanphil
21/05/2009 14:45:00
0
BBC Sport: Blackpool have unveiled Ian Holloway as their new manager. The 46-year-old has signed a one-year contract at Bloomfield Road, with an option for a second year......
turfmanphil
21/05/2009 14:58:00
0
Boothroyd expected to take the job at Reading by my sources....so expect to see him holding a tangerine scarf above his head in front of a phalanx of cameras at the Bloomfield slop bin any day now.
RickersTwickers
21/05/2009 22:59:00
0
It's a brave club to give Holloway the job after what he did to Leicester. Still, he's always good for a funny quote, so he should be able to boost his salary with a stand-up job on the pier! He's also a good bloke, by all accounts, so good luck to him. But given that SC left Bfc 5 points off the play-off places while IH left Leicester in deep ****, it's a curious decision. Maybe SC made demands about Blackpool sorting their ground out, and that was considered unreasonable?
Couch Potato
22/05/2009 09:34:00
0
According to Tony Parkes it had nothing to do with spending more time with his family! me thinks this was a done deal before he left?
8clarets8
22/05/2009 16:46:00
0
Probably more to it than meets the eye, certainly I know a few fans who were derogatory about Parkes although they hate Oyston even more
turfmanphil
22/05/2009 17:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Stats: Burnley v Hull City

All the stats from Burnley (1) vs (0) Hull City, Turf Moor, 6/2/16 Att: 17,667

Vital Preview - Burnley v Hull City

A big battle at the top sees Burnley play host to league leaders Hull tomorrow with the Clarets probably knowing avoiding defeat is a must with a win potentially priceless.

Match Day Officials v Hull

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hull this weekend.

January PotM Nomination - Mee

The January nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

turfmanphil
Profile
Paul 8c8
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton34%
Lowton0%
Keane0%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Boyd0%
Barton33%
Jones0%
Arfield0%
Vokes33%
Gray0%
Sub - Hennings0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WelshClaret9
2.Grimsby Claret3
3.cornwallclaret3
4.stevewright702
5.Mike Mada1