Ollie - Relegation won't ruin us
Ian Holloway insists Blackpool's financial future will not be in jeopardy even if they are relegated.
Last Updated: 20/05/11 2:41pm
Ian Holloway insists Blackpool's financial future will not be in jeopardy even if they are relegated from the Premier League.
The Seasiders' chairman Karl Oyston imposed a strict pay structure at the club to stop salaries spiralling out of control following their promotion 12 months ago.
Blackpool also took the added measure to include clauses in their players' contracts so that their salaries would reflect the division they were playing in.
Holloway leads his men out at Manchester United on Sunday knowing they will have to win to have a fighting chance of remaining in the Premier League.
Should the worst happen, however, they know the financial ills that afflicted Leeds, Portsmouth and Leicester in the aftermath of relegation will not visit them.
"We have been very clever with our budget," said Holloway.
"We have contracts to protect the club that other clubs don't. More fool them.
"There is no danger of not being in existence. We will not go out of business.
"What I will have are some very tough business decisions to make because we might lose this group of players.
"I can't do much about that. We are not in the same ball park as some of these other teams and what they can pay. That is just the way it is."