Ferguson: Ollie sold Pool to me

22 July 2011 10:06
arry Ferguson has revealed manager Ian Holloway was a major factor in his decision to join Blackpool.[LNB] The Seasiders' attempt to sign the former Scotland captain dragged on due to administrative hiccups but his move from Birmingham was completed on Thursday.[LNB]Although Blues went down with Blackpool last season, the 33-year-old midfielder was much more impressive during his two years at St Andrew's than his earlier spell in the Premier League with Blackburn.[LNB]And the ex-Rangers man is looking to continue that form and lead Pool to a Championship promotion bid after Holloway convinced him to sign a two-year deal with the club.[LNB]"I am really looking forward to the new challenge after two good years at Birmingham," he told the Herald.[LNB]"I had lengthy talks with the manager, Ian Holloway, and he is the kind of guy who makes an immediate impact on you.[LNB]"The way he comes across on TV is exactly what he is like when you meet face-to-face.[LNB]"He is very passionate and sold the club to me. The aim is to get straight back into the Premiership and I'll be doing everything I can to help Blackpool achieve that.[LNB]"It's going to be a tough season with so many good sides in the Championship vying for the three promotion places, but we have a good squad and the manager is hungry to get back up at the first time of asking.[LNB]"I've been impressed with the club, the way the manager wants to play and it's another new chapter for me."

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