Clark plans comeback after his Pool ‘mistake’

Former Blackpool boss Lee Clark
Former Blackpool boss Lee Clark
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Lee Clark is hoping to shake off memories of his nightmare spell at Bloomfield Road, writes WILLIAM WATT.

The 43-year-old has been out of work since quitting Bloomfield Road in May after a disastrous six-month reign.

Pool were already in relegation trouble when he replaced Jose Riga, then Clark was thrown into an off-field battle between supporters and the Oyston family.

In total contrast to current Pool boss Neil McDonald, who recently described conditions at Bloomfield Road as “excellent”, Clark wishes he’d never taken the job.

“I made a mistake with the last job I took,” Clark said. “Everyone can see that and things have carried on at that football club.

“Hopefully people will see past that, see the work I did under different circumstances at Huddersfield and Birmingham and give me an opportunity.”

Clark, who won just three out of 33 at Pool, came close to landing the Doncaster job last month only to be pipped at the post by Darren Ferguson.

And the Geordie is itching to return to the game. He said: “I’ve had enough time off and the missus has had enough of me. I am looking to get my next position. It’s got to be similar to what I had at Huddersfield, which was a project.”