Mick McCarthy has left is role as Blackpool manager by mutual consent, after less than tree months in charge of the club. His assistant Terry Connor, who worked with him for Ireland, has also left, and Senior Professional Development Lead Phase Coach Stephen Dobbie will now take charge of the club for the remainder of the season.
McCarthy was brought in in January with the task of keeping Blackpool in the Championship, but a shocking run of form leaves the club in 23rd position and six points off 22nd with just six games left in the league season. His record in all competitions has seen him manage just two wins from 14 games.
It is likely that he knew the jig was up after yesterday's defeat to Cardiff, saying that "it was looking grim when I came in some weeks ago and it's just not got any better. Losing 3-1 at home to our relegation rivals has not made it look any better".
Needless to say, Blackpool fans were pleased to see the end of his ill-fated reign.
Mick McCarthy Leaves Blackpool By Mutual Consent
Mick McCarthy without doubt THE worst manager in Blackpool history!
Amazing in a season we also had Appleton!
Whoever made decisions to appoint these two should be ashamed.
— Brianza 9803 (@9803Sunshine) April 8, 2023
— PNE Fans Forum (@PNEFansForum) April 8, 2023
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A statement on the club website reads:
"Blackpool Football Club can confirm Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor have both left the Club by mutual consent.
"With results on the pitch not improving in recent weeks, the decision has been agreed by both parties that a change is needed.
"The Club would like to thank both Mick and Terry for their efforts and wish them well for the future.
"Senior Professional Development Lead Phase Coach Stephen Dobbie will now take charge of the first-team for the remainder of the season, assisted by Matt Blinkhorn and Steve Banks."
Mick McCarthy added:
"After recent performances and results, I have thought long and hard and feel this is the best decision for everyone concerned with the football club.
"I've loved my time here and thank everyone for their support. I wish everyone well going forward.”