Williams set for shock Pool exit

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Matt Williams looks set for a shock exit from Bloomfield Road.

The Blackpool FC secretary is believed to have been approached by Shrewsbury Town with a view to becoming the League Two club’s chief executive.

Gazette columnist Williams has been at the club for more than 12 years and his departure will come as a major blow to Karl Oyston.

The chairman regarded Williams, who runs the club’s commercial and media departments, as his right-hand man.

Williams is yet to accept the Shrews post but it is understood he confirmed his impending departure to Pool staff on Saturday. His move adds to a massive summer of rebuilding for Oyston.