Holloway looking forward to pre-season

Ian Holloway
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IAN Holloway has committed himself to Blackpool FC.

After weeks of speculation that Pool’s Wembley play-off disappointment may result in Holloway leaving the club after three years in charge, the manager used his national newspaper column yesterday to reassure supporters.

He was strongly linked with Swansea City before the Premier League club appointed Michael Laudrup to succeed Liverpool-bound Brendan Rodgers.

However, Holloway said: “There has been a lot of speculation regarding my future over the summer, so I would like to assure Blackpool’s fans that I am planning to be back at pre-season training on July 9 – and I can’t wait to get started.

“I can’t say it’s not been flattering to see my name linked to a couple of Premier League jobs over the summer, because it proves I am still doing things right at Bloomfield Road.

“But if the Tangerine Army are worried my head has been turned, they can forget it. In the month since we lost the play-off final to West Ham, I have recharged my batteries.”