The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Sam Jack­son

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

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