David Dunn will take caretaker charge of Blackpool’s game with Bristol Rovers this weekend after the departure of Simon Grayson – but has no intention of taking on the job long-term.

Dunn joined the Seasiders six weeks ago having been out of the game since leaving his position as Rovers Under-23s assistant manager in 2018.

It will be a second spell as a manager for Dunn who was previously in charge of Oldham for 20 matches between September 2015 and January 2016, having joined the Latics when leaving Rovers.

The 40-year-old was handed the caretaker job after Grayson was sacked with Blackpool having fallen to 15th in League One, with coach Ian Miller also departing.

Grayson had replaced Terry McPhillips last summer, meaning the Seasiders are now looking for their third boss since ex-Rovers manager Gary Bowyer left in August 2018.

While Dunn will lead the team at the Memorial Ground on Saturday, he admits he isn’t interested in the managerial position.

“No,” he responded to questions about whether he would be throwing his hat in to the ring.

“The owner and (chief executive) Ben Mansford have just told me to take the reins and just to be positive and get as many points as I can. That’s what I’m going to do.

“I’ve no intention to become the manager.

“I’m enjoying my time back in football, it’s six weeks now being back on the grass and I want to coach.

“But in terms of being a manager, no I don’t want that.”

Blackpool, who brought in 12 players last month, are without a midweek game and are next in action after tomorrow afternoon when they travel to AFC Wimbledon February 22.

Dunn doesn’t how long he’ll be in charge for however, with the club currently fielding applications for Grayson’s replacement.

“No, not really,” said Dunn when asked if he had been given a number of games to take the team for.

“I’ve just got to do my best, try and prepare the players the best we can on the pitch and let’s see where that takes us.

“But hopefully there will be a new manager coming in shortly and then we can see what that brings.

“I just want to give my best, prepare the team as best as I can and hopefully pick a team that can put a good performance in. That’s all I can do.”