Former Oldham boss David Dunn has been placed in interim charge of Blackpool after the League One side sacked Simon Grayson on Wednesday.

A midweek defeat to Gillingham proved to be the end for Grayson who took charge in the summer, replacing Terry McPhillips.

That was a 13th defeat in 38 games, with the Seasiders slipping to 15th in the table, 13 points behind the play-off spots.

Dunn has been placed in interim charge after the departure of coach Ian Miller, alongside Grayson, and it will be his second spell as a manager after a brief time with Oldham in the 2015/16 season.

The 40-year-old was in charge of Latics between September 2015 and January 2016, firstly on a caretaker basis before being handed the job permanently after Darren Kelly's departure.

Dunn won just three of his 20 games in charge having arrived at Boundary Park as a player the previous summer.   

His first game in charge of Blackpool will be this weekend’s trip to Bristol Rovers.

Blackpool owner Simon Sadler said: “Given his past success here, Simon Grayson will always be a part of the club’s history and I would like to wish both him and Ian Miller well for the future.

“While the process of appointing a new manager gets underway, I would like to thank David Dunn for agreeing to take charge in the interim.”

Dunn had been out of the game, prior to his Bloomfield Road appointment, since leaving his position as Blackburn Rovers Under-23s assistant manager in 2018 after they won the Premier League 2 Division Two title.