Ian Holloway ready to take Blackpool back to the Premiership

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway knows it will be tough to keep the current side togetherNewly relegated Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has admitted the likelyhood of the side losing players this summer but that will fight hard to take Blackpool back into the top flight of English football.

A 4-2 loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday meant The Seasiders heading back into the Championship after what has been one of the Premiership’s great stories over the years. Holloway, who turned 48 a few months ago, realises it will be tough to bring the side back into the top division.

“I have got a very hard job on my hands now to keep this team together, none of them want to fall into the Championship and some of them will get snapped up by the vultures.”

The Blackpool manager added.

“I know what they are earning, and what they will go back to, and they won’t want to do it. They are an exceptional group and that group will never be the same again.”

Blackpool head into the Championship knowing they will find it difficult in keeping the likes of David Vaughan, Stephen Crainey, Matthew Gilks and Charlie Adam, who are all likely to be offered deals from other clubs.

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