Holloway would leave Blackpool with chairman's blessing

Just a matter of time: Ian Holloway would reinvigorate the Selhurst Park faithful after the disappointment of losing Dougie Freedman

Just a matter of time: Ian Holloway would reinvigorate the Selhurst Park faithful after the disappointment of losing Dougie Freedman

First published in Crystal Palace FC This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Confirmation that Ian Holloway's move to become the new manager of Crystal Palace is just a matter of time, according to sources in Blackpool.

While reports state that Blackpool have not given Palace permission to talk to their popular manager, it is understood that the Tangerines' chairman Karl Oyston will not stand in the way if Holloway decides he wants to move on.

Such is the pair's close relationship, Oyston has said he even would drive his manager to an interview himself.

After all the Bristol man has done for the Championship club, Holloway would be allowed to leave with Oyston's blessing.

Key to Holloway's arrival is the assurance that the young Eagles stars, such as Wilfried Zaha, will not be sold in the January transfer window.

The latest: Palace and Blackpool are working out a compensation deal believed to be worth around £400,000.

More to follow.

 

 

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11:13am Fri 2 Nov 12

Believe what you read says...

Poor journalism and bad choice of manager. The only reason Holloway is coming to south London is money. This is hardly a step up as Blackpool on paper is a stronger squad and better recent history. Holloway and his Chairman have fallen out also so perhaps that is a second reason.

Quirky manager big gamble
Poor journalism and bad choice of manager. The only reason Holloway is coming to south London is money. This is hardly a step up as Blackpool on paper is a stronger squad and better recent history. Holloway and his Chairman have fallen out also so perhaps that is a second reason. Quirky manager big gamble Believe what you read
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