Another vacant job, another Holloway link

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BLACKPOOL are again having to contend with rumours surrounding the future of Ian Holloway.

The Seasiders boss is this time being linked to the manager’s vacancy at Blackburn Rovers.

Reports elsewhere suggest the 48-year-old is high on Rovers’ wish-list. It has been claimed the club’s Indian owners, Venky’s, are to turn to Holloway after missing out on Tim Sherwood due to compensation issues with Tottenham, where he is a coach.

As yet there it’s no more than paper talk and it was business as usual for Holloway this morning as he took training at Pool’s Squires Gate training ground. After a week off, Pool’s first-team squad returned to work today to prepare for Saturday’s derby at Burnley.

Swansea and Birmingham were both interested in Holloway last summer, though it is unlikely Blackburn would appeal to the Pool boss. He publicly criticised Venky’s when they sacked Sam Allardyce and would have little time for their interfering ways.

Speaking before the Rovers speculation broke, he told The Gazette: “I’m more determined than ever to finish what we’ve started here.

“I’ve just moved into a new house in Lytham with my wife. What more commitment do you want than that? I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved here. It was miraculous we did what we did and I want to do it again.”