Owen Coyle is being lined up to replace José Riga at Blackpool: Blackpool. Coyle must be desperate to get back into management given the state of affairs at Blackpool.
Coyle is out of the frame, but Gary Rowett has now turned down the job although Riga has not actually been sacked: Rowett
Oyston has now criticised Riga for his 'unprofessional attitude' in returning to Belgium, but he should perhaps consider how professional he has been as an owner: Oyston
Riga hasn't had the best of years, to say the least. He was respected at Charlton and deserved better. Blackpool fans also deserve a better owner. Quite what owner Karl Oyston's strategy is remains unclear, but at this rate ambitious neighbours AFC Fylde will be passing the Tangerines as they go down the Football League.
When I was in Lancashire at the weekend, I was told Fylde is bankrolled by someone who wanted to buy Blackpool with a business partner who put his money into Fleetwood Town.
I was in area of strong Morecambe support (yes, really) and was chatting to one or two of their fans. I can't remember ever playing them. One thing they have in common with us is that football magazine Four Four Two forecast they would be relegated. They are currently in the automatic promotion places.