Blackpool are expected to make a big announcement on Thursday & that has created a who’s who list of names being rumored to take over for the recently supplanted Paul Ince.
What was a foregone conclusion has now evolved in a free-for-all of speculation.
Now there are whispers (likely very, far-fetched) that Rangers manager Ally McCoist was on the verge of a shock move to take over the Tangerines with Barry Ferguson functioning as his assistant.
Now, that would be a bombshell that would rock Rangers to its foundation.
It’s also likely just another example of a juicy rumor being way more interesting then reality.
Blackpool’s big announcement? The big shock would be if it’s anything more then the formality that Barry Ferguson will manage the club for Saturday’s match vs. Doncaster.
For what it’s worth, McCoist is not even among the potential managers over at Skybet.com where Ferguson is the 8/15 odds on favorite for the gig. Another former Rangers boss, Alex McLeish is a 25-1 longshot.
Other former Rangers are being linked to join Ferguson, if he is the man for the job.
According to a normally reliable source on a Blackpool fan forum, former Rangers teammates Kris Boyd & Alan Hutton are supposedly being eyed by Ferguson. David Goodwillie, currently finishing a loan with Dundee United from Blackburn Rovers, is also being linked to a move to Blackpool.