Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier has launched a stinging attack on Ian Holloway, accusing the Blackpool boss of double standards over the Charlie Adam transfer saga.
Houllier believes Holloway has singled him out for criticism, despite the fact that other clubs have bid for the midfielder, who has handed in a transfer request, through the same channels.
The Frenchman is angry that Holloway distanced Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish from the offer made by the Anfield side, yet did exactly the opposite when talking about Villa's bid.
"I noticed this weekend that I was not treated the same way as my friend Kenny Dalglish," Houllier said. "Ian said 'it must not come from Kenny' when Kenny makes a bid, 'it comes from the club'.
"He called me all sorts of things because our club, officially, did the right things, and went to them. He went back to the press having a go at me."