IF Ian Holloway is interested in the vacant manager’s job at Blackburn, he is showing no signs of it.
It was business as usual as the Blackpool boss took training yesterday at Squires Gate before heading up the coast to watch his second string win 4-1 at Fleetwood Town.
But Holloway continues to be linked with a move to Ewood Park, some bookies installing him as favourite for the job.
It is believed Rovers’ Indian owners Venky’s first choice is Tim Sherwood but they are having problems agreeing a compensation package with Tottenham, where the club’s former captain now coaches.
Like all managers, Holloway has a compensation figure written into his contract, and should he wish to move elsewhere Pool could do very little to stand in his way as long as that figure is met.
Ironically, Pool’s development squad played at Blackburn yesterday and were well beaten 6-1, with Brice Irie-Bi getting Pool’s goal from the penalty spot.
At Fleetwood Town later that day, Andy Mangan headed Fleetwood ahead in the reserves game before going off with a recurrence of a knee injury.
Pool played a strong side which included the likes of Kirk Broadfoot, Chris Basham, Angel Martinez, Nathan Eccleston and Alberto Noguera.
Scott Robertson headed the sides level at the break and Blackpool upped the tempo in the second half with three superb goals from Gerardo Bruna.