Gary Bowyer's two-year Blackpool reign in pictures

Blackpool will face their former manager Gary Bowyer for the first time this weekend since the 47-year-old resigned just one game into the new season.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 4:48 pm
Gary Bowyer lifting the League Two play-off final winners trophy at Wembley

Here's a picture timeline of Bowyer's tenure at Bloomfield Road:

Gary Bowyer is appointed Blackpool manager following the departure of Neil McDonald, who left following the clubs second of their back-to-back relegations.
Bowyer brings in a number of new recruits as he aims to return the club to the third tier at the first attempt. Kelvin Mellor, Kyle Vassell, Colin Daniel, Jack Payne, Andy Taylor and Sam Slocombe are among those to arrive on free transfers.

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Bowyers first game in charge for Blackpool is a pre-season friendly at home to his former club Blackburn Rovers, which they draw 1-1. Kyle Vassells early goal is cancelled out by Danny Graham.
His first competitive game in charge is a comfortable 2-0 home victory against Exeter City.
The Seasiders go four games without a win, losing to both Morecambe and Plymouth Argyle - leaving them in 17th place in League Two five games into the new season.
A 0-0 draw at Grimsby Town on New Years Eve sees the Seasiders finish the calendar year in eighth position in League Two
Blackpool are knocked out of the FA Cup at the fourth round stage following a 2-0 defeat by Blackburn Rovers. The Seasiders had earlier seen off Kidderminster Harriers, Brackley Town and Barnsley.
Blackpool end a four-game drawing streak to beat Carlisle United 4-1 at Brunton Park, taking them back into the top half of League Two after a tough couple of months.
A 2-1 home win against Hartlepool makes it three victories in a row for Bowyers side and takes the Seasiders up to fifth place in the League Two table.
Blackpool experience a mixed month in terms of results, but elsewhere scores go their way and they head into the final game of the season at home to already-relegated Leyton Orient inside the play-off places.
Blackpool comfortably see off Leyton Orient 3-1 to book their place in the League Two play-offs, with a semi-final clash against Luton Town on the horizon.
Blackpool beat Luton Town over two thrilling legs to reach the League Two play-off final at Wembley.
Goals from Brad Potts and Mark Cullen seal a 2-1 win against Exeter City, taking Blackpool back to League One at the first attempt.
Bowyer oversees another summer of change at Bloomfield Road, with 10 players being released just days after the club had triumphed at Wembley. The likes of Curtis Tilt, Ollie Turton and Jimmy Ryan are brought in on free transfers.
Blackpool lose Brad Potts to Barnsley just two days before the new season begins, which the Seasiders go on to lose 2-1 at Bradford City. Bright Osayi-Samuel is also sold to QPR on transfer deadline day.
Despite their opening day defeat, Blackpool experience a superb start to the season with five wins from their opening eight games - leaving them fourth in the League One table.
Blackpool suffer a huge shock by being knocked out of the FA Cup at the first round after suffering a 2-1 defeat to non-league Boreham Wood. Two days later, the result barely mattered.
The Oystons are ordered to buy out Belokons shares for 31.27m following a damning High Court judgement. Four days later, the club is put up for sale. The following Saturday, Blackpool lose 3-2 at home to Portsmouth.
A 2-1 win at Rochdale, Blackpools first three points in nine games, leaves the Seasiders in 13th place in League One.
The club announces the shock departure of chief executive Alex Cowdy, less than an hour after the team had drawn 0-0 with Bristol Rovers at Bloomfield Road. He was eventually replaced by Sam Oyston.
Owen Oystons daughter Natalie Christopher is appointed the clubs new chairwoman. When the Seasiders enjoy a fine run of form in February, Oyston almost appears to attribute the positive results to Natalies appointment.
Bowyer pays tribute to club legend Jimmy Armfield, who passed away following a long battle with illness.
Controversial chairman Karl Oyston is sacked by his father Owen, adding fuel to the fire of rumours of a family feud.
Blackpool spring a surprise by beating league leaders Wigan Athletic 2-0 at the DW Stadium. Just 45 minutes before kick off, it was announced Sam Oyston had also been relieved of his role after just 28 days in the job.
Blackpool record four straight victories to take them into the top half of the table. Among those victories are a 5-0 thrashing of Bradford and a 2-1 comeback win against Fleetwood Town.
Following a superb 4-0 away win at Gillingham, Bowyer tells the media this has been the most difficult season of his career.
Blackpool finish the season with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United, who go on to be promoted via the League One play-offs. The Seasiders finish the campaign in 12th place.
Blackpool lose the core of the team that led the club to their top half finish. Kyle Vassell, Clark Robertson, Kelvin Mellor and Colin Daniel are among those to depart on free transfers.
Blackpool are forced to train in Preston as Squires Gate is considered unfit for purpose.
The Seasiders look set to lose star defender Curtis Tilt, who is continuously linked to Championship side Ipswich Town. Bowyer tells The Gazette he would want 1m for the centre back.
Blackpool begin the new season with a 0-0 draw away to League One newcomers Wycombe Wanderers, which proves to be Bowyers last game in charge.
Bowyer holds showdown talks with club owner Owen Oyston, which results in him stepping down from his role with immediate effect. Assistant Terry McPhillips is placed in temporary charge and later takes over as permanent boss.