Blackpool are said to be in advanced talks over a new deal with manager, Terry McPhillips according to reliable journalist, Alan Nixon.

Nixon also claims that former Blackpool man, Andy Preece is set to be named as a coach for the Seasiders as they continue to plan for next season.

McPhillips has been impressive in his first managerial role in football, and guided the Tangerines to a 10th place finish in League One last season.

His good work evidently hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the club are keen to secure his long-term future at Bloomfield Road as quickly as possible.

In a recent interview (quotes sourced from the Blackpool Gazette), McPhillips admitted that he had spoken to Preece about opportunity of working with his former club.

“I’ve spoken to Andy, amongst others, and he’s a great lad who is obviously an ex-Blackpool player who lives in Blackpool, so we’ll see what happens.”

Preece is currently working with Chorley, and it seems likely that he’s been tempted by the prospect of working in a higher role at his former club.

Blackpool supporters will be hoping that the feel-good factor around the club can move into next season, where they will be hoping they can make a timely return to the Championship.

The Verdict:

This will have been a n0-brainer.

McPhillips has really impressed me with Blackpool last season, and I firmly believe that he is the man to lead them back into the Championship in the next few years.

He’ll be a man in demand as the season progresses, so they’re making the right move in securing his future with the club before the 2019/2020 campaign gets underway.

Good news that things are getting sorted sooner rather than later, irrellevent of opinion. 
Add to say, the new owner obviously approves. 
I've not been that convinced. I realise that he can only play with the cards he's been dealt with, but there's been some naive formations played, players being played out of position and not always the best team selection. I just feel he's a good number two, but not that convincing as a manager. But hey, I didn't watch a single game for the past 5 years, so  who am I to say.......just a gut feeling from reading the reports.
Leesthedaddy wrote:Add to say, the new owner obviously approves. 
Just hope it isn't the one that appointed him in the first place

Yes Bally, 

That still looms but seriously, what’s the chances??

A few dodgy team selections and formations but did enough to warrant a new contract. Got some unlikely results especially away from home. 
Leesthedaddy wrote:

Yes Bally, 

That still looms but seriously, what’s the chances??

Nothing would surprise me. Either about Oyston or the mind changers that are supposed to be running the club at the moment
Fuck Oyston, the old cunt is dead to us. Let’s just enjoy our summer!
Not thought about Oyston for a long time. Long gone. 

Not technically though, slim, but Bally has a point.