Date: 18th August 2010 at 5:48pm
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Karl Oyston resigns as Blackpool chairman and director, but will stay on as acting Chief Executive.

After saying at the weekend that his offer to stand down was still open, Blackpool F.C. this afternoon announced that Karl Oyston has resigned as chairman of the club, and that he is also leaving the Board of Directors.

Oyston has become increasingly frustrated with life as a chairman in the Premier League. At the weekend he said: ‘The offer (to stand down) is still open. I have told the board and, yes, I am very serious. Why? Because I’m not sure I have the right approach to be in this division. The more I speak to other people at other clubs, the more I realise I am a lone voice. There was some support for things I did and said in the Championship but there doesn’t seem to be any in this division. Everyone else seems to subscribe to the way that business seems to be conducted and it is a way I find unacceptable, so we’ll see.’

He added about agents: ‘We are the ones who are the employers. We are the ones offering the terms and the contracts. It is up to us how we go about things. I don’t think any deal should be about the agent. It should be about the player, and about giving the player a platform under a wonderful manager to perform on one of the best footballing stages in the world. Agents are sometimes denying their clients that chance.’

And today he took the step to step down, although he will stay on as acting Chief Executive until a new chairman is brought in.

Life is certainly never dull at Blackpool Football Club

 

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