David Dunn speaks for the first time since being installed as Blackpool's caretaker manager

Blackpool's caretaker boss David Dunn says he has no intention of taking the manager's job on a permanent basis.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 5:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 6:00 pm

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Simon Grayson’s former first-team coach has been given the role on an interim basis while the club begins its search for a new manager.

It comes after Grayson was sacked on Wednesday after overseeing a run of just one win in 12 games.

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David Dunn took charge of his first training session this morning

Dunn took charge of his first training session with the players this morning and will now lead the team for the first time at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

When asked if he would want the job beyond his caretaker spell, Dunn said: “No.

“The owner and (chief executive) Ben Mansford have just told me to take the reins and just to be positive and get as many points as I can - and that’s what I’m going to do.

“I’ve no intention to become the manager.

“I’m enjoying my time back in football, it’s six weeks now being back on the grass and I want to coach.

“But in terms of being a manager, no I don’t want that.”

The 40-year-old only arrived at Bloomfield Road at the start of January to link up with his close friend Grayson.

While assistant manager Ian Miller has followed Grayson to the exit door, Dunn has stuck around to oversee things while Sadler and co identity a new boss.

When asked if he’s being given a certain number of games, Dunn replied: “No, not really.

“I’ve just got to do my best, try and prepare the players the best we can on the pitch and let’s see where that takes us.

“But hopefully there will be a new manager coming in shortly and then we can see what that brings.

“I just want to give my best, prepare the team as best as I can and hopefully pick a team that can put a good performance in - that’s all I can do.”