Bart de Roover resigns from Blackpool post

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If you think that things could not get any worse for Blackpool then you could not be anymore wrong as Blackpool's assistant manager Bart de Roover has quit his job.

Blackpool who are currently on a five game losing streak in the Championship will not be happy that one of their coaching staff has left so early in the season, especially after the poor start.

Signs of improvement

Blackpool were starting to show signs that they were becoming a side who deserved to be in the Championship as the team was become more of a squad and starting to show signs of gelling but with this recent departure it may be one step forward two steps back for the former Premier League side.

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It has been a real task for Jose Riga, Noel Blake and the recently departed Bart De Roover who have been reconstructing the seaside team from the small number of just five players.

De Roover has left the struggling Seasiders after being unable to agree a contract with them but was full of praise for the Belgian manager Jose Riga.


He told the Blackpool Gazette: “I stayed in Blackpool the entire two months. I gave it my all out of respect for Jose.

“Jose is fantastic as a trainer but also as a person. It is a pity that it has to end like this.

“We worked hard for two months, on and off the pitch. Jose and I started the season with five players.

“Gradually we built our group, through hit and miss.

“It was a formidable task. Plus, we were working with an extremely tight budget. Of course the group was not ready for the start of the competition.

“Blackpool lost its first five games but by small margins each time.

New challenge

“Now I’m looking for a new challenge.”

With Jose Riga not at Bloomfield Road on deadline day finalising much needed transfers but actually in Belgium, this raised many concerns for the loyal Seaside supporters who feel that it is time for chairman Karl Oyston to back him or sack him. However, many hope Riga will carry on in charge of Blackpool.

It has been a real roller coaster ride for Blackpool (as per) but this bumpy ride has come as a shock and Blackpool might possibly face a bigger dip come the end of the season.

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