Ollie leaves transfers to chairman who ‘upsets everyone’

Karl Oyston
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IAN Holloway says all Blackpool’s transfer window business is in the hands of the chairman.

The Seasiders boss has given Karl Oyston a list of players he feels can help his team continue to climb up the Championship – but he made it clear that it’s the chairman’s job to get them in.

“My job is to give my chairman targets. Whether we get them is down to him,” said the boss, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Ipswich.

“It is down to whether I’ve been realistic, whether the negotiations go well for us, whether the player doesn’t bother coming because he might get more money somewhere else, or whether an agent who won’t get paid by us sanctions it.

“I make recommendations, the chairman thinks about them and then goes about it in his own inimitable fashion.

“He upsets everyone under the sun and we probably end up with no-one. That’s how it works.

“I think, ‘Here we go again – here’s another four weeks of complete, utter waste of time!’”

“So there are all these shenanigans going on and it is a waste of breath to anticipate anything.

“If I get one of my targets, fantastic; if I get two, great; if I end up with three, brilliant. But who knows?

“But if nothing happens, then don’t get like you (the fans) did a few months ago. There is always a player out there. Where did we get LuaLua from? Did you expect his impact?

“There are players out there, all round the world, who could help us in the way that we play.

“So just keep positive and see if we can get into a good winning habit and move towards the top end of the table.”