Date: 27th July 2010 at 11:02pm
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In charge of the club from 1995-98. Gigg Lane Legend Stan Ternent.

In his playing days, Ternent donned the colours of Burnley and Carlisle United. Upon retiring, he became a coach at Sunderland, firstly, then Blackpool, assisting Bob Stokoe. Ternent himself became manager of the Tangerines in 1979, his first such role, and Blackpool’s sixth manager in a decade.

Immediately upon his appointment at Bloomfield Road, Ternent began to reshape the team, spending large sums on new players. Jack Ashurst was purchased from Sunderland for a then-club-record £132,400. Fellow newcomers included Dave Bamber, Colin Morris, Peter Noble and Tom McAlister. Despite the fresh faces, the Seasiders’ fortunes didn’t improve, and by early 1980 they were in the bottom half of the Third Division. He was sacked on 1 February 1980.

From 1991 to 1993 he was assistant manager to Ian Porterfield and then David Webb at Chelsea before again being made redundant.

Ternent was not out of the game for long. He moved from the Premier League to Division Three in a matter of weeks, becoming Mike Walsh’s right-hand man at Bury. When Walsh quit in October 1995, Ternent moved up to the manager’s seat, and seven months later he took his team to Division Two as third-placed team in Division Three. A year later they won the Division Two championship and survived the first season in Division One; however, Ternent left Gigg at the end of the 1997-98 season to take charge of his beloved Burnley in Division Two.

In Ternent’s second season as Clarets manager, 1999-2000 and after a clear out, the club finished second in Division Two and won automatic promotion. He remained in charge for another four seasons, but the club’s board did not renew his contract after the 2003-04 campaign and he left the club after six years, having failed to get them into the Premier League.

In September 2009 he became a scout for Sunderland.

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