Oyston keen for Holloway stay
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston wants Ian Holloway to be in charge of the npower Championship club next season.
The Seasiders suffered play-off final heartbreak at the weekend, going down 2-1 to West Ham at Wembley, and after the game Holloway appeared to question Oyston's ambition with regards to his level of financial investment in the club.
But despite that and the prospect of a summer in which Holloway is set to be linked with top-flight vacancies such as those at Aston Villa and West Brom, Oyston is clear about the man he envisages being at the helm come August.
"It goes without saying I want Ian Holloway to be the manager and to stay in charge," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "He has done remarkably well, and he has certainly accepted and worked very well with our style and the way we do things.
"He is perfect for us in that respect, and conversely we are perfect for him because he gets absolute freedom to express himself and to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it, without any pressure from us.
"We don't behave like many other clubs, who have talented managers that they don't give time to, or they don't support or allow to have the freedom to manage. I think it is important that people like Ian have absolute freedom to play the game how they want the game played."