Blackpool fans have suffered a torrid time over the last few years under the ownership of Karl Oyston, but the Blackpool owner has confirmed that he is going nowhere.
Oyston spoke after the Tangerines earned promotion back to Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking following their relegation to the fourth tier in 2015/16.
And he said that he was planning on remaining at the club, purely because there was nobody interested in buying the club from him.
As quoted by talkSPORT, the infamous Blackpool owner said: “There has been a lot of talk, and only talk, sadly. The supporters’ trust seem to have backed themselves into a corner somewhat. They say we should sell the club, but there are no buyers, no offers, other than the imaginary ones they sometimes talk about.”
“So I don’t see how there is a possibility of them achieving their aims. If there are people out there to buy the club, if any offers come in, we’ll publicise it if we’re able to, but there just aren’t any.
“The supporters made what we call a ‘non-offer’ but they couldn’t even organise a big screen for the supporters who stayed away from Wembley to watch the game yesterday, so what hope have they got of running a football club?”
Karl Oyston said that as far as the running of the football club goes, things will carry on as normal.
“I’ll sit down with the manager this week and we’ll discuss immediate player futures,” he said.
“We’ve got three days from the final to exercise options on some of the players, and we’ll discuss recruitment and get ourselves ready for life back in League One.”
“We’ll do what we need to do. We did that this time. We did what we needed to do to get out of this league. And now we’ll talk about what we need to do to progress in League One.”
“It’s important I speak to the manager and see what we need to do to strengthen. We need to make sure we keep the momentum and keep moving forward.”