Ollie: I’ve created a monster

The Tangerines remain in with a chance of retaining their

top-flight status despite a poor second half of the campaign.

Blackpool are third from bottom in the table, one point behind

Wigan with five Premier League games left. However, Holloway is

looking further down the line and, having won plaudits by elevating

the team into England’s top flight, he now finds himself staring

down the barrel. The charismatic manager fears another relegation

scrap if they stay up and is fretting that, should they go down, he

knows he must help the club win promotion at the first time of

asking. “All I have done is created a monster for myself, with this

season,” said Holloway. “What on earth am I going to do next

season? If we stay up, I have got to stay up again, otherwise I am

a loser and rubbish. “And if we go down, I have got to get them up

again, otherwise I am not as good as I was the year before. “As a

football manager, the worse it is, the better your team plays.”