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Gary Bowyer Leaves Blackpool After One Game

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45090865

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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer has left the League One club after just one game of the 2018-19 campaign.

The 47-year-old becomes the first manager in England's top four divisions to depart this season.

Bowyer led the Seasiders to promotion from League Two in 2016-17 and achieved a top-half finish on their return to the third tier last season.

"It has been a pleasure to manage Blackpool Football Club over the past two years," Bowyer said.

His assistant Terry McPhillips has taken over as caretaker manager.

 

 

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Says that the club have alluded to “family reasons” for his departure. I wouldn’t trust anything that come out of Blackpool as a club as factual but I do hope his family’s health is okay. 

He’s done magnificently at Blackpool given it’s an utter basket case of a club and they have no home fans. 

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He is better off out of it, I just hope he gets the chance to manage a club not in turmoil behind the scenes (Venkys and Oyston). He is a very good manager at football league level and you could not meet a nicer guy. He did a fantastic job at Blackpool given the circumstances.

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