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Premier League seek assurances over role of Oyston at Blackpool

The Premier League have asked Blackpool to clarify the role of acting chief executive Karl Oyston who was declared bankrupt last month. Insolvency records show Oyston was declared bankrupt on August 18 - the same day the Premier League newcomers announced his resignation as chairman and director.

Under Premier League rules anyone made bankrupt is barred from holding the position of chairman or director and the club have been asked to provide details of his new role to ensure Oyston is not acting as a shadow director.

A Premier League spokesman said: "We are speaking to the club to clarify his position in relation to his new role there and the full circumstances of the bankruptcy."

Blackpool refused to comment on Friday but Oyston previously said he would stay on as acting chief executive until the end of the season or until a replacement was found. He is listed as such on the club's website.

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