Blackpool are still in the hunt for a new permanent manager after Gary Bowyer left after just a single game. Here is an updated five potential candidates for the job-

Terry McPhillips- He is in caretaker charge and guided the Seasiders to their first win of the season last night over Coventry City at Bloomfield Road. If they can get another three points next time out against Accrington Stanley, he would have a good case for the full-time position.

Owen Coyle- His name has been mentioned over recent days. The experienced boss has been without a job since March. He has previously managed Falkirk, St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers and Ross County.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher- The 37-year-old played over 200 games for Blackpool as a player and is an outsider for the vacant manager’s job. He was manager of Welsh side Bangor City last season and is looking to get back into the game. Could the League One side offer him a big break in management?

Richie Wellens- He is another former Blackpool player who spent six seasons at the club, racking up 226 appearances in all competitions. Wellens was manager of Oldham Athletic last season but they parted company with him after their relegation to League Two. He could now be handed a lifeline by his former club.

Simon Grayson- The experienced boss has managed the Seasiders before and got them promoted to the Championship in 2007. Grayson is looking for a route back into the game having left Bradford City at the end of the season. He has previously managed Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End and Sunderland.


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