Terry McPhillips

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Terry McPhillips
Personal information
Full name Terence McPhillips
Date of birth (1968-10-01) 1 October 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Blackpool (manager)
Youth career
1987 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Halifax Town 93 (29)
1989–1990 Northampton Town (loan) 1 (0)
1991–1992 Crewe Alexandra 6 (1)
1992 Nantwich Town 0 (0)
1996–97 Caernarfon Town 24 (15)
Teams managed
2013 Blackburn Rovers (assistant caretaker)
2013–2015 Blackburn Rovers (assistant manager)
2016–2018 Blackpool (assistant manager)
2018 Blackpool (caretaker)
2018– Blackpool
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Terence McPhillips (born 1 October 1968) is an English former professional footballer who played 100 games in the lower division of the Football League, scoring 30 goals. He is currently the manager of football club Blackpool.

Early life[edit]

McPhillips attended Maricourt High School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

McPhillips was a forward and he began his career in the youth team at Liverpool F.C. He did not make a first team appearance at Anfield and left Liverpool for Halifax Town in 1987. He soon made his mark by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw against Carlisle United in the 1988–89 season. He went on to score 29 goals in 93 appearances for Halifax Town. In 1991, he signed for Crewe Alexandra on a free transfer, scoring once in six league appearances for Crewe. [2] He dropped into non-league football with Fleetwood and Barrow before joining Nantwich Town in March 1994. He then served Marine, Burscough, Ashton United, Caernarfon Town and Bangor City.

Coaching career[edit]

McPhillips 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 in 2006. 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, but were defeated by Chelsea. In January 2012, he was appointed caretaker assistant manager to Gary Bowyer after Henning Berg was sacked as manager. He was re-appointed assistant manager from June 2013 to 2015.

In 2016, he followed Gary Bowyer to Blackpool F.C. as a chief scout and assistant manager.[3][4] He was appointed caretaker manager of Blackpool F.C. on 6 August 2018, after Gary Bowyer left the club.[5] On 10 September 2018 he was made permanent manager of Blackpool.[6]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Blackpool (caretaker) England 6 August 2018 10 September 2018 9 4 4 1 15 10 +5 044.44 [7]
Blackpool England 10 September 2018 Present 45 17 14 14 55 55 +0 037.78
Career Total 54 21 18 15 70 65 +5 038.89


  1. ^ Snowdon, Paul (22 December 2009). "TMS's dedication to youth football earns prestigious FA award".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Snowdon, Paul (22 December 2009). "TMS's dedication to youth football earns prestigious FA award". Liverpool Echo.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Gary Bowyer: Blackpool manager leaves after one game of the season. BBC SPORT. Published 6 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ Terry McPhillips: Blackpool appoint interim boss as manager on 12-month rolling deal. BBC SPORT. Published 10 September 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2018–19 Blackpool Fixtures & Results". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 September 2018.