Report: Blackpool manager hunt down to West Ham's Neil McDonald or Leeds' Steve Thompson

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The recently relegated side have narrowed their shortlist to two.

The Blackpool manager role is not perhaps the most popular job in football right now, but somebody's got to take it.

Lee Clark stood down at the end of the season after realising the mess the club is in and now somebody has to take up the challenge of getting Blackpool back to the Championship.

According to a report today, that shortlist has now been narrowed down to two. According to the Daily Mail Blackpool will either appoint West Ham assistant Neil McDonald or still suspended Leeds United assistant Steve Thompson.

McDonald looks set to leave West Ham after the decision of Sam Allardyce not to continue in his role as West Ham manager. Thompson on the other hand is not returning to Elland Road after his controversial suspension and the removal of good friend Neil Redfearn from the hotseat at Leeds.

Thompson also has history at Blackpool. The Leeds man worked as assistant at Bloomfield Road to both Ian Holloway and Simon Grayson.

If McDonald were to get the job it would be his first managerial posting since he saved Swedish side Ostersunds from relegation in a five-week period back in 2007.

Thompson on the other hand has never had a full-time number one posting, but the Leeds number two has twice been caretaker manager of Blackpool - in 2012 and 2013.

It will be interesting to see which number two gets the chance to finally be top dog.

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