Simon Grayson says Blackpool's aim this season is to improve on the 10th placed finish they achieved in League One last term. READ MORE: Blackpool splash the cash to bring in Blackburn Rovers striker Joe Nuttall The Seasiders begin the campaign this afternoon by welcoming Bristol Rovers to Bloomfield Road.It promises to be the start of a memorable campaign for Grayson and his men under the stewardship of new owner Simon Sadler. While the Blackpool boss is expecting to see an improvement from last term, he doesn't want to put too much pressure on themselves.When asked for Pool's aim this coming season, Grayson said: “To improve on last year.“You don’t want to set ambitions too high, but you don’t want to set them too low either. So all I’ll say is that we want to improve on last year.“If you make any ambition and don’t follow it up then it’s a failure.“But each year I think a football club has to improve on where it … [Read more...] about What is Simon Grayson’s ambition for Blackpool this season?
Working at a club where the owner wants to keep the “crown jewels” is music to the ears of Blackpool boss Simon Grayson. Both Curtis Tilt and Marc Bola have been linked with moves away from Bloomfield Road this summer, but Simon Sadler has assured Grayson the Seasiders do not need to sell.Rotherham United were expected to come back with an improved offer for Tilt having recently sold defender Semi Ajayi to West Bromwich Albion for a fee believed to be £1.5m.However, it is understood Pool have informed the Millers they won’t be entertaining any offers for the 27-year-old, who has also been offered an improved contract to remain with the club. Bola, meanwhile, has been chased by Luton Town and Brentford.“No matter who you are, every player has their price – but that’s just part and parcel of football,” Grayson said.“But what I’ve been told by the owner is that we don’t have to sell any players and I’m … [Read more...] about Simon Grayson: Blackpool don’t have to sell their top players
Simon Grayson believes Blackpool have bagged an exciting signing in striker Ryan Hardie. READ MORE: Ryan Hardie looks forward to reunion with Jordan Thompson at BlackpoolHardie was confirmed as a Seasider yesterday, the 22-year-old making the move from Rangers for an undisclosed fee. The 6ft 2ins striker, who watched Tuesday night’s friendly win at AFC Fylde from the stands, had been lined up by former Pool boss Terry McPhillips. However the deal was put on hold once Simon Grayson came on board. Having taken time to assess the current squad and undertake more research on Hardie, the Seasiders decided to go ahead with the deal. Grayson said: “It was a deal the football club agreed before I came here. He’s a player the club had monitored but I’ve not just signed him off the back of that. I’ve done a lot of research in terms of watching clips, and speaking to the coaching staff at Rangers and others in Scotland I know, as well as players. … [Read more...] about Simon Grayson: Ryan Hardie can be a great signing for Blackpool
Simon Grayson says it's his goal to bring positive days back to Blackpool Football Club after being announced as the club's new manager. READ MORE: Simon Grayson takes over as manager of Blackpool FC from Terry McPhillips“When Terry made the decision on Tuesday that he wanted to leave, the club contacted me to see whether I would be interested in coming back."After speaking to Simon, Michael and Ben, I thought it was an exciting project to come back to Blackpool and try and take the club forward, especially with the brand new optimism under the new owner. “It’s now a new era and it’s important that we get this football club, with its fantastic history and tradition, back to some good, positive days again.” Jay Spearing reveals Blackpool squad’s excitement following Simon Sadler’s takeover … [Read more...] about Simon Grayson wants to bring positive days back to Blackpool FC
Sport by Press Association 06/07/2019, 12:50 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Simon Grayson has returned to Blackpool as manager and agreed a two-year contract. Terry McPhillips resigned as manager on Friday and the club have moved quickly to find a replacement. The 49-year-old Grayson began his managerial career with the Seasiders and led them to promotion into the Championship in 2007 before leaving in December 2008 for Leeds. He earned a further three promotions from League One with Leeds, Huddersfield and Preston and has also managed Sunderland and Bradford. Grayson told the club’s official website: “When Terry (McPhillips) made the decision on Tuesday that he wanted to leave, the club contacted me to see whether I would be interested in coming back. “After speaking to (owner) Simon (Sadler), (executive chairman) Michael (Bolingbroke) and (managing director) Ben (Hatton), I thought it was an exciting project to come back … [Read more...] about Simon Grayson returns to Blackpool as manager