Clark offered Blackpool job

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Lee Clark has been offered the Blackpool manager’s job and is expected on the Fylde coast for talks this morning.

The 42-year-old has agreed basic terms with Karl Oyston and his contract is currently in the hands of lawyers with the hope a deal could be sealed as early as today.

Oyston held talks with the former Birmingham boss after sacking Jose Riga on Monday night and has since offered him the job.

It’s believed Clark’s offer is a one-year rolling deal and if all goes to plan he will meet his new players this afternoon before being unveiled as Blackpool’s fourth boss of 2014.

The futures of Noel Blake and goalkeeper coach Paul Crichton remain unclear although it’s expected Clark will want to bring at least two members of staff.

Former Birmingham assistant manager Steve Watson is one The Gazette understands Clark is desperate to have join him at Bloomfield Road.

Pool’s squad were yesterday addressed by club secretary Chris Hough who
 updated them on the situation before Riga himself spoke to the Blackpool squad for a final time.

It’s understood the Belgian was granted permission by Oyston to say goodbye to the players before flying home yesterday evening.

Blake and Critchton took training yesterday but the players aren’t expected in today unless an appointment is made.