Fleetwood Town owner Pilley set to take Blackpool chairmanship

Blackpool are expected to move quickly to replace departing chairman Karl Oyston.

Oyston has stepped down, on the same day the club agreed to pay a club record £1million for Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman.

Oyston, who had put a £500,000 ceiling on transfers, quit the job he had held since 1999, but will stay on as acting chief executive until a new chairman is appointed.

The Daily Mail says Blackpool fan Andy Pilley, owner of non-League Fleetwood Town, is favourite to replace the 43-year-old.

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