McDonald: I've left Blackpool stronger than before I arrived
Neil McDonald claims he's left Blackpool with '˜stronger foundations' than when he arrived.
The 50-year-old revealed in a statement tonight he’s ‘pleased’ with the job he did at Bloomfield Road, despite leading the side to a terrible relegation to League Two.
Under McDonald Pool failed to score in half their league games and were relegated after a 5-1 hammering on the final day at Peterborough.
But McDonald insists he’s left the club in a better state.
“Despite being extremely disappointed by our relegation from Sky Bet League One, I am pleased with the work we have done over the past 12 months to rebuild the squad,” he said.
“I leave having laid stronger foundations than when I first arrived.
“There is now a very capable squad with a core of good young players, who I’m certain will continue their development and challenge in League Two next year.”
McDonald recently described managing Blackpool as ‘impossible’ with off-the-field issues blighting his time in charge.
And after dealing with fall-outs, fan protests and difficult transfer dealings, McDonald admitted it was far from easy.
He said: “It has been a hugely challenging role, but one which I am honoured to have held.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Blackpool Football Club, its staff, players and fans for their support throughout what has been a very difficult season.
“I wish the club the very best of luck in the future and I hope they bounce straight back to League One.”