Holloway has a grim outlook of window

20 August 2010 03:30
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway admits he has not enjoyed the transfer window at all and could yet follow Karl Oyston out of the club. Holloway tied up deals for six new players last week, just days before the Seasiders got their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign under way with a trip to Wigan. Several of those signings - most notably two-goal hero Marlon Harewood - then played a key role as the team pulled off a spectacular 4-0 victory at the DW Stadium. With Israeli defender Dekel Keinan arriving this week as a seventh new recruit, it would appear Holloway is having no trouble strengthening his squad and that the future looks bright. However, prior to the recent influx, Blackpool spent most of the summer struggling to finalise transfers and Bournemouth confirmed striker Brett Pitman had failed to agree terms over a move to Bloomfield Road. It has been a steep learning curve for the Tangerines since their promotion from the Championship in May and on Wednesday Oyston, who had previously spoken of his disillusionment with the business side of top-flight life, resigned as Blackpool chairman. He will remain as acting chief executive of the club until the end of the season or a new appointment is made and Holloway indicated he may have to reassess his own position. "I think Karl and I will be working together for at least this season," Holloway said. "The day he leaves I'll have to consider my future because it is all about our relationship. I'll be really delighted when the window slams shut. I haven't enjoyed it at all. It has been very educational but something I wouldn't really want to do again."

Source: PA

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