Date: 25th May 2016 at 5:51pm
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It’s being said that Keith Southern is one of the men speaking to Karl Oyston about becoming the new manager of Blackpool.

With the not unexpected departure of Neil McDonald the other week, the Blackpool Gazette are reporting that Oyston has spoken to the former midfielder about being a successor but that he’s simply one of a number of potential candidates asked in to the club for discussions.

The 35 year old spent ten years with the club after coming in from Everton back in 2002 and racked up 375 appearances, writing himself into the fans hearts as a member of the Premier League promotion squad.

Having now hung up his boots, he’s already on the coaching badge route and has admitted he wants to get into that side of the footballing business, so if an offer came his way, he would certainly consider it.

Ahead of bookies switching to former Cardiff, Southampton, Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday gaffer Dave Jones, Southern was also the favourite earlier in the week.

The Gazette have the local radio pundit saying.

‘I`ve made no secret it`s the path I want to go down. I`m a good way into my coaching badges. I ultimately want to become a manager or a coach and it`s something I`m looking to do in the near future, whether it`s Blackpool or somewhere else. I`ve spent the last two or three years building up to a moment where I could take an opportunity on if it was presented to me. But ultimately it`s up to Mr Oyston to decide.’

Adding.

‘I think it should be a person who has the club at heart, who knows the club inside out and cares about the club.’

For every new gaffer with little experience that does well, you can point to plenty that don’t and with fan feelings about the ownership many would wonder if his history with us would be tarnished by taking the job and putting himself in the firing line in the process.

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