OYSTON: NO RUSH TO SIGN FERGIE
BLACKPOOL chairman Karl Oyston has told caretaker manager Barry Ferguson that he has no immediate plans to make him permanent boss.
Ferguson was appointed as interim player-manager last month after Paul Ince’s dismissal at Bloomfield Road, and has drawn three and lost two of his five games in charge.
And despite the 36-yearold receiving the full backing from the players, Oyston will not be rushed into a decision.
“I see no benefit particularly in making a formal arrangement. Barry is doing OK at the moment,” said Oyston. “We need to keep his options, and ours, open. There’s no pressure whatsoever to make anything permanent, on his part or ours.
“The squad are working very hard and are fully behind him, so I don’t see how they could be more committed if we made the arrangement formal.”
Oyston has also hit back at claims from fans that he’s not reinvested the club’s Premier League windfall.
Blackpool received a £90m jackpot when Ian Holloway’s side were promoted back in 2010, but Oyston added: “In the last four seasons, in players’ wages, payments to agents and transfer fees, we’ve spent £46.8m. So it’s hardly been trousered. We have spent a lot of money, we’ve also paid a lot of tax.
“I’ve said it before, if we want to buy players and strengthen this club, then we can.”
WAITING: Barry Ferguson