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Blues Turn Down Blackpool Approach for Clark
It was revealed on Sky Sports News this morning that Birmingham City had turned down a bid from Blackpool to take manager Lee Clark from St Andrews.
Blackpool, who are looking for their second replacement manager this season having lost Ian Holloway to Crystal Palace and Michael Appleton to Blackburn Rovers are said to have approached Blues for the services of Clark.
One thing the story doesn’t indicate is to why Blues turned down the approach. I have to admit that whilst Clark isn’t popular with a section of the fanbase I would wonder if Blues had turned down Blackpool because the money offered for Lee and his backroom staff wasn’t enough – especially with the financial situation the club is in. Whilst it would solve a situation of how to move on a manager who has potentially lost the fanbase there remains the question of who would be brought in and how – especially considering Blues have made it pointedly clear that they face administration if players are not sold in this transfer window.
When contacted, the club have declined to comment on the story.
Blackpool, whose President Valeri Belokon is also in trouble for alleged money laundering are said to be looking at Karl Robinson of MK Dons now.