Holloway keeps head after chairman's resignation
Friday 20 August 2010
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway insists the club will not be any different following Karl Oyston's resignation as chairman. Oyston stepped down with immediate effect on Wednesday, but will remain as acting chief executive of the Premier League newcomers until a new appointment is made.
Holloway said yesterday that he had not spoken with Oyston about his decision, but was adamant it would not change things at Bloomfield Road.
"For this club not to have him involved in it is ridiculous and he will be here, doing the same job," he said. "It might be a different title, but he is yet to talk to me about it and I don't really care, because I wouldn't have signed with this club if he wasn't going to be doing the things that he does. I am sure he will do them, whatever title he has got or is given. This place won't change and neither will I."
Reports suggested Oyston had become disillusioned with the business side of top-flight life following Blackpool's promotion. Asked if he thought Oyston was upset about agents, Holloway said: "I don't think he's particularly upset. I think he's shocked and not willing to play the games that the shedloads of money that everyone thinks you have got gives you. He is not going to play those games because all he is concerned about is the player himself, trying to do a fair deal for the football club and trying to do a good deal for the player, like the young player we have got coming up today [striker Brett Pitman, who is joining from Bournemouth for a club record £1m].
"He epitomises us. We are a bunch of people who need to make a name for ourselves," Holloway said of the 22-year-old. "If I can rub off on him how he should work and where he should move, then I don't care where he has started – it is where he is going to get to that matters."
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