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Blackpool supporters urge Holloway to stay away from Oyston regime

Blackpool fans have sent an open letter requesting former manager Ian Holloway to not join the club under the current ownership.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday, Holloway admitted he would be prepared to speak to owner Karl Oyston about the position at the club.

But supporters' group Tangerine Knights have since issued a statement requesting Holloway, and all other managers, to refuse the chance to manage the club in order to force Oyston's exit.

Blackpool fans are not at all happy with Oyston's running of the club as the Seasiders were relegated to League One after a disastrous season in the Championship.

The statement, sent to the Daily Mail on Monday, reads: 'Ian, we respectfully urge you to reconsider.

'This club is in turmoil, and it is our opinion that Karl has lost control of the club. You must have seen what has happened and that there is a Civil War here between the fans and the Oystons.

'That is not going to end by you returning here, it will only paper over the cracks.

'No matter what happens, until that family leaves Blackpool this club is going nowhere. Did you see the comments from Lee Clark? He could not take it anymore and described it as a nightmare. Alan Thompson felt the job was impossible.

'Please Ian, don't come back whilst the Oyston family are still in control of our club.'

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