Holloway not cashing in on Adam
Ian Holloway has rejected claims he is holding out for a bigger fee for Charlie Adam for his own profit.
Last Updated: 27/01/11 10:03am
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has rejected claims he is holding out for a bigger fee for Charlie Adam for his own profit.
Holloway has revealed he receives a percentage of the transfer fee for any player sold by Blackpool who he has coached after reaching an agreement with chairman Karl Oyston.
Agreements such as the one between Holloway and his employers do not contravene any Football Association regulations.
Adam's future at Blackpool has been the subject of intense speculation with the club rejecting bids from Liverpool, Aston Villa and Birmingham for the Scotland international.
Holloway is determined to keep hold of Adam and admits the bonus he would receive for keeping the club in the Premier League, with the midfielder's help, would top anything he could make out of selling the former Rangers man.
"I do get rewarded with anybody I coach and make a profit on," Holloway told The Sun. "My chairman looked at my record of producing players and helping players and selling them on and he wanted that at Blackpool.
"That's not what I'm (resisting offers for Adam) for. I'm on a far bigger bonus to keep us in the Premier League and Charlie Adam can help me do that.
"If you're saying I'm doing this because I'm getting 20-30% of the Adam money I'll not be very happy - it's miles away, absolute nonsense.
"I bought a frustrated kid from Rangers, we bought him very wisely, and in 18 months we've gone from 16th in the Championship to 12th in the Premier League with his help."
WarningMeanwhile, Oyston has warned Adam he would be insulting his team-mates if he left the club and they then went on to suffer relegation.
Oyston said: "It would be nice if Charlie stayed to help us have a real tilt at staying up but I think he maybe sees this as an opportunity that may go away.
"When a club is being aggressive, they need to make an offer too good to turn down and we're not there yet.
"So much rests on it for us in terms of bonuses and player salaries. They're dependent on divisional status, so it would be a big swipe at his team-mates if he clears off and drops them in it, and us as well."