Lee Clark: Blackpool need miracle to stay in the Championship

Lee Clark
Clark managed Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City before joining Blackpool last year

Blackpool manager Lee Clark has conceded that his side will need "a miracle" to remain in the Championship and is planning for life in League One.

The Tangerine's latest loss, at home to Sheffield Wednesday, left them 17 points adrift of safety.

Blackpool are stuck on the bottom of the table on 22 points, having won just four games this season.

"It's getting a bigger miracle by the week that needs to happen for us to stay up," he said.

"I'm 100% confident I will be here next season, from the conversations I have had with the chairman."

Clark added: "I want the players to stake a claim to be part of the overhaul that I'll be doing to try and get the club back to the Championship at the first attempt."

It has been a disastrous campaign for Blackpool, who began their season with only eight players.

Clark, who has seen Blackpool win twice under his tenure, says he wants to be part of a complete revamp of the club.

"There will be huge changes in playing personnel and how we structure everything," he added.

"I want a young vibrant squad that are athletic, with power and pace on a brand new pitch where we can play high tempo football and I want a proper pre-season with a full squad."

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