Gary Bowyer has resigned as manager of League One side Blackpool. Here are five potential candidates to replace him-
Terry McPhillips- He has been placed in caretaker charge. The 49-year-old worked under Gary Bowyer at Blackburn Rovers and then came to Blackpool with him as well. McPhillips, who played for the likes of Halifax Town, Northampton Town and Crewe Alexandra in his playing days, could be given a shot at the full-time job.
Ian Holloway- The experienced manager guided Blackpool to the Premier League in 2010. He is now available after leaving QPR at the end of the season. Holloway has also previously managed Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Millwall. He wouldn’t go back to Blackpool, would he?
Dave Jones- Another boss with plenty of Football League experience, Jones is an option for the Seasiders and has been without a club since April 2017. He has managed Stockport County, Southampton, Wolves, Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday and Hartlepool United in the past and is looking to get back into football.
Keith Southern- He played over 300 games for Blackpool in his ten year stint at the club from 2002 to 2012. The 37-year-old has now retired and is an outsider for the job. We have seen plenty of ex-players get their first managerial jobs this summer.
Michael Appleton- Another with existing Blackpool connections, Appleton is available currently after leaving his assistant managers’ role at Leicester City in June. He managed the Tangerines under difficult circumstances in 2012 and left them for Blackburn Rovers.