Terry McPhillips Appointed As Assistant Manager

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Terry McPhillips as our new Assistant Manager.

Terry, who has been helping out since the departure of Jon McCarthy has now been made permanent and takes up the appointment today. He takes training tomorrow and will be in the dugout on Saturday.

After his playing career ended Terry started as an became Academy Director at Crewe Alexandra, in 1992 and spent 14 years as a youth coach at the club before joining the Academy Staff of Blackburn Rovers. He set up the Merseyside-based TMS (Technique/Movement/Skill) football school in 1996.

He later managed the Blackburn Rovers Youth team that reached the 2012 FA Youths Cup Final, and was appointed caretaker assistant manager to Gary Bowyer. He was re-appointed assistant manager from June 2013 to 2015.

In 2016, he followed Gary Bowyer to Blackpool as a chief scout and assistant manager. He was appointed caretaker manager of Blackpool in August 2018 and after Gary Bowyer left the club in September 2018, he was made permanent manager.  Terry resigned as Blackpool manager in July 2019, having informed the club’s board that he had no long-term desire to be a manager.

Manager Liam Watson said ” this is an exciting appointment for Southport Football Club, Terry has a wealth of experience and I am thrilled to be able to bring him in to the club. He has a great football pedigree and we will work well together, I have known him for years and look forward to forming a great partnership at Southport Football Club.

We will be bringing an interview with Terry after training on Tuesday.



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