Karl Oyston steps down as chairman of Blackpool in apparent rift

02 February 2018 09:10
• Karl Oyston had been a director of Blackpool for 20 years• Oyston family owe Valeri Belokon more than £20mThe crisis at Blackpool football club has developed into an apparent rift within the Oyston family who own it, as the chairman Karl Oyston has suddenly left the club. He has been replaced as chairman by Natalie Christopher, 32, understood to be Owen Oyston’s daughter, who was appointed as a director two weeks ago.Blackpool, majority owned by Owen Oyston, announced his son’s departure, after nearly 20 years as a director, in a brief statement on the website, adding that Karl has also left his positions in the Oyston property, publishing and other businesses: “Natalie Christopher has been appointed the new Chairwoman of Blackpool Football Club,” the statement said. “Mr Karl Oyston is no longer Chairman or Director of the club, or any other Oyston Group company.” Related: West Ham sack Tony Henry for ‘unacceptable comments’ on African players Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian