Oyston removed from Blackpool's board by recipient • Parlay Game

Owen Oyston has been associated with Blackpool since the purchase of shares of the Lancashire Club in 1987.

Owen Oyston, owner of Blackpool, and his daughter Natalie Christopher have been removed from the Board of Directors of the troubled club of League One.

Receiver Paul Cooper, of David Rubin & Partners, has named Michael Bolingbroke, former operations manager of Manchester United, as consultant for the boardroom.

Ben Hatton has been appointed Executive Director / CEO and Ian Currie, Non-Executive Director.

Blackpool were put in receivership by the High Court on 13 February.

This forced 85-year-old Oyston to pay former director Valeri Belokon the £ 25 million he was owed.

Oyston was sentenced to buy Belokon for £ 31.27 in November 2017.

"I am delighted to announce these appointments," Cooper said. "I think that they demonstrate the high caliber of individuals, who are willing to work with all the stakeholders of this great club to make sure that it can perform at the highest level in the way the more professional, transparent and optimal possible. "

The new appointments are all in line with the test of the owners and administrators of the English Football League.

Context of changes in meeting rooms

The former executive director of Inter Milan, Bolingbroke, worked for Manchester United for seven years starting in 2007.

Hatton also worked at Old Trafford from 1997 to 2007 as director of commercial enterprises, during which time the club's turnover increased from £ 67 to £ 301 million.

Currie, formerly a Blackpool subscription cardholder and born in Fleetwood, is one of the directors of an independent investment advisory and management consulting firm. He was a non-executive director of Bolton Wanderers for six years.

Cooper also named another Blackpool supporter, Tim Fielding, to represent the fans on the board of directors, in "an observation role, without the right to vote".

In addition to being removed from the board of directors of Blackpool Football Club Limited, Mr. Oyston and fellow director Clive Brooks have also been removed from their positions on the board of Blackpool Football Club (Properties). ) Limited.

These changes put an end to the official relationship between Oyston and the Lancashire club for the first time since it bought shares in 1987, before becoming the club's owner in May 1988.

Former President of Blackpool Karl Oyston – son of Owen Oyston – sues club in court in a wage dispute.

Karl Oyston was President of Blackpool from 1999 to February 2018.

& # 39; Good news & # 39; – Spearing skipper

Blackpool is ninth in Ligue 1, just six points from the play-offs, despite a long-standing boycott of home games for fans.

Fans protested the Oyston family for several years for leading the club.

Blackpool will now face two away games against Bristol Rovers and Accrington Stanley before playing at home against Southend on March 9th.

Captain Jay Spearing hopes that there will be a good answer to the turnstiles.

"It can only be good news for the club, and especially for the fans," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"It's something they've always wanted and I'm happy for the fans, as well as for the players and the staff.

"It's a sense of pride as a captain of this great club, with its history, but walking in front of maybe three or four thousand spectators, you look at the rest of the empty seats and want it to be complete.

"There is a lot of football to play before that date, but I hope to get the guys out on March 9 in front of as many thousands of fans as we can bring back."

Blackpool is still under threat of a 12-point deduction for its receivership.

But EFL executive director Shaun Harvey has already said the punishment was not necessarily mandatory.

A decision should be made at the next meeting of the EFL Board of Directors on March 6th.

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