Holloway stands by quit threat
Ian Holloway insists he will stick with his vow to offer his resignation as Blackpool manager.
Last Updated: 28/01/11 5:17pm
Ian Holloway insists he will stick with his vow to offer his resignation as Blackpool manager after they were fined for fielding an under-strength side.
Holloway made 10 changes for Pool's Premier League visit to Aston Villa in November, when a last-gasp winner gave the hosts a 3-2 victory.
The Tangerines boss repeatedly threatened to quit if the club was punished, and on Thursday the Premier League hit them with a £25,000 fine.
Holloway intends to see through his quit threat, although acting chief executive Karl Oyston insists he will "fight to the death" to keep the man who steered Pool to an unlikely promotion last term.
"He (Oyston) will be getting my resignation because that is how strongly I feel," Holloway has told the Blackpool Gazette.
"It is up to him whether he chooses to take it.
"I don't know who I am working for. I have done the best job I could for this club and have tried to win every single game, including the game at Aston Villa."
And Oyston has since made it clear he has no intention of letting Holloway leave.
"I absolutely would not accept his resignation and I would fight to the death to keep him in his post," he said.
"He has done fantastically well and deserves to manage at this level for ever.
"It would be absolutely ridiculous if Ian felt compelled to resign because of what is an unjust decision and he shouldn't compound that by stopping doing what he is doing so well."