Blackpool close to appointment

  • Last Updated: November 6 2012, 13:10 GMT

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has told Sky Sports News he hopes to appoint Ian Holloway's successor by the end of the day.

Blackpool close to appointment

Oyston has already begun interviewing candidates to replace Holloway, who ended his three-and-a-half-year association with the club to take the manager's job at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Owen Coyle, Paul Ince and current caretaker-manager Steve Thompson are among Sky Bet's favourites for the post.

And Oyston said: "We've spoken to a few people and we hope to make an appointment within the next day or so. I'm hopeful we'll know by the end of today."

Oyston has moved quickly after watching Bolton and Blackburn's results suffer during their recent spells without permanent managers.

He said: "I've seen some of our near neighbours, Championship clubs in and around Lancashire, take some time over it and the instability's not done them any favours. I'd like to move quite quickly."

Several managers employed elsewhere have shown an interest in the Blackpool job - much to Oyston's annoyance.

He said: "I'm very disappointed to say I've had applications through agents from managers in work.

"I do feel like contacting those clubs where the managers are employed and spilling the beans. It's poor form. We'll do things properly."


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