Ian Holloway denies link to Blackburn
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has rubbished speculation that he is a potential successor to Sam Allardyce at Blackburn.
Rovers are looking for a new manager after the shock sacking of Allardyce by the club's owners, Indian poultry firm Venky's, on Monday.
Holloway's name has been mentioned in some reports in connection with the vacancy, but as far as the 47-year-old is concerned, he is going nowhere.
"I know I've got a few chickens but it is ridiculous to link me with that. It is absolute rubbish," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.
"I signed a contract at Blackpool in the summer, which lasts this season and next season, and I am more than happy. I don't need to talk to anybody.
"I haven't got an agent and I don't really want one any more. I am just happy talking to my chairman about the job I'm doing here. I am privileged to have this job and I am trying to do the best I can."
Asked at a press conference today about Allardyce's dismissal, Holloway expressed his bafflement at the decision.
"It seems an absolute load of nonsense, but they own the club, they can do what they like and they have obviously done it," Holloway said.
"For me, they obviously don't know what football is about because a good manager like that with a great track record, and where they are in the league, it is not easy. Not everyone can do it and I hope it doesn't backfire on them.
"Sam has a proven track record of how he does things. Good luck to them, that's all I'd like to say. None of it makes sense, but maybe football doesn't."
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