Blackpool will take their time over an appointment of a new assistant manager following Stuart McCall’s departure last month.
McCall joined the Tangerines in the summer but just four months into the role he left to take up the same position at Sheffield United.
Yorkshire-based, McCall felt that it was an opportunity too good to turn down in order to work closer to home but also at a club where he has previous connections.
It leaves the Seasiders looking for yet another assistant manager after Colin Calderwood left at the end of last season to re-join Northampton Town again looking to move closer to home.
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Mike Garrity remains Neil Critchley’s right-hand man at Bloomfield Road and he has more of an influence on the training field, with McCall having taken more of an advisory capacity at the club.
Neil Critchley was speaking ahead of the Seasiders trip to Derby on Saturday and remained calm about the process to replace his old assistant: “We’re talking about it and speaking, that’ll be an internal process that we follow, obviously accumulating potential candidates for that position, but there’s nothing that’s on the horizon yet.”
“So that’ll be an ongoing process in the next few days I think.”
Given the strength and trust Critchley’s current backroom staff have in one another, it is bound to have little effect on the short-term of how they operate but the club will continue to draw up a potential shortlist and work from there.
Elsewhere in Lancashire, former Liverpool academy coach Mike Marsh, who will have worked with Neil Critchley during his time at Melwood, has joined Ryan Lowe’s new staff at Preston North End.
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