Ollie takes aim at Houllier
Ian Holloway has laid into Aston Villa and manager Gerard Houllier over their pursuit of Charlie Adam.
Last Updated: 15/01/11 12:09pm
Ian Holloway has laid into Aston Villa and manager Gerard Houllier over the club's pursuit of Charlie Adam.
Villa have reportedly made a £3.5million bid for the midfielder, who has been one of the revelations of the season at Bloomfield Road.
The Seasiders currently sit a lofty seven points above the Midlands club, who find themselves in the relegation zone with the January window closing quickly.
An angry Holloway insisted that Adam should stay at Blackpool until a top club comes in for the player, most likely in the summer.
"I don't believe it's right for Charlie to move at the moment, because the offers we're getting and the clubs who are asking, he's better than that," Holloway told the Daily Mail.
"Three-and-a-half million for him, you're taking the mickey out of us. It's an absolutely disgraceful offer. And why is it in the paper and why are they talking about it? And they're below us. Where's the sense in that?
"I want him to go to a strong club with a strong manager who loves him and where he will be able to win things, not some half-a***d place that used to be famous and the manager is on a dodgy wicket.
"I'm going to work him into one of the top six clubs. What if Liverpool came in for him? They wouldn't have enough money to buy him.
"I have already had a manager talk to me about buying him in the summer. That was the manager of a very good and strong team."