Blackpool: Eric Black takes advisory role at Bloomfield Road

Struggling Blackpool have added former Motherwell and Coventry manager Eric Black to their coaching staff.

Black, 50, has taken an advisory role with the Championship club, assisting caretaker-boss Barry Ferguson for two days a week and also on match days.

He had six games in temporary charge of Blackburn Rovers last season.

"I've got the man that I want in place. He brings loads of experience and unbelievable football knowledge," Ferguson told the club website. 

The 36-year-old added: "He has worked at Premier League level and the Championship, which is what I want. He is at a good age and is hungry to work with me, so I'm delighted."

Blackpool have failed to win any of their past 17 games in all competitions, a run that stretches back to the end of November.

The Seasiders lie 19th in the Championship, eight points above the relegation zone, and host Bournemouth on Saturday.