Championship: Blackpool may go for foreign appointment in search for new manager
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is not ruling out an overseas appointment as the club search for a new manager.
Last Updated: 16/05/14 9:35am
Paul Ince was sacked by Blackpool in January and replaced on a temporary basis by Barry Ferguson, who kept the club in the Championship despite winning just three games.
Ferguson has confirmed he is leaving Bloomfield Road and an approach for Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has already been rejected.
Oyston is keen for a long-term plan to be put in place at Blackpool and he could turn to the continent for the club's next boss.
"I'm not ruling out candidates from the UK but more people on our list are foreign or working abroad at the moment," Oyston told the Blackpool Gazette.
"I want to be able to develop a longer-term plan with this club.
"I'm looking for someone who will come in and link with the youth at our club. It's a very successful element of our club and I want it to become a big part of our future.
"I want the manager to be very hard-working and make sure we go over and above the bare minimum in terms of training and fitness.
"I'm keen on someone who will take the preparation and analysis work seriously. We have the staff in place to be able to do that and I hope the new manager will improve it."