Shocking question for Ollie

Ian Holloway
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IAN Holloway is stunned that anyone has questioned whether he’ll still have a job next season if Pool go down.

Karl Oyston has stated that Holloway will be in charge at Bloomfield Road next season no matter what, and the manager has hit out at a TV reporter who asked him about those comments.

Holloway said: “How do I feel when the chairman backs me? I just can’t believe he has been asked the question. That’s what gets to me.

“We’ve got 39 points with a chance to get 42. That might not be enough but it is quite an incredible achievement with the budget we have got.

“And yet my chairman is being asked if I will still have a job next season. It’s great, isn’t it?

“It is quite a surreal world, the whole lot of it, and some managers get sacked before they have the journey back on the bus (a reference to Avram Grant).

“This whole industry is quite unreal but I don’t know any other, so I am having a go at it.

“I can understand why my chairman has been asked – because West Ham sacked their manager. “But we aren’t West Ham.

“The chairman and I have been singing from the same hymn sheet since I got this job two years ago.

“He has never undermined me and I’ve never undermined him and we are going to continue like that. Unfortunately not every club is the same.”