Flynn top of Pool’s shortlist

Brian Flynn won the League One title with Doncaster
Brian Flynn won the League One title with Doncaster
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Brian Flynn is the latest name at the top of Blackpool’s managerial shortlist.

The 58-year-old, who is director of football at Doncaster Rovers, is now in pole position for the Bloomfield Road hot seat.

He is one of six candidates the Pool chairman has spoken to since starting his manager search following the departure of Barry Ferguson three weeks ago.

Flynn is vastly experienced, with over 700 games as a manager, most of them during a 12-year reign at Wrexham from 1989.

He has since managed Swansea and Wales Under-21s, also taking charge of the Welsh senior side on a temporary basis.

He took over at Doncaster in January last year and led Rovers to the League One title.

Despite being offered the Doncaster job long-term, Flynn opted to move upstairs to allow Paul Dickov to manage the side in a Championship campaign which ended in relegation on the last day.

The Welshman is keen to make the step back into management and is ready to accept the challenge at Blackpool, who have been without a permanent manager since the sacking of Paul Ince in January.

While all the names on Oyston’s shortlist have not been revealed, he is known to have been monitoring Dutchman Ricardo Moniz, boss of Polish side Lechia Gdansk, and Dundee United managerJackie McNamara.