That's another fine mess for Ollie to sort out
Monday, 11th May 2015 14:00 by Editor
'Heartbreaking' is how Ian Holloway describes the current situation at Bloomfield Road 'like a flesh eating disease' - well we're sure that Karl Oyston has been described in worse ways. If Ian Holloway was using his television interview today as a job application for the vacant managers job at Blackpool, it was probably slightly flawed. However, the fact that his name repeatedly crops up does show the inevitable conclusions that his name is in the frame for the job (at least it would save Karl some money on a new name plate for the managers door).
Ian Holloway came out with some prophetic words today which effectively said if you have built an empire and some ruthless dictator comes along and destroys it, why should you help them build it from scratch with arguably fewer tools and materials available at your disposal. Whatsmore when Ollie took over at Bloomfield Road, the foundations and the infrastructure were in place and he just put his own winning touch on it.
Already Blackpool fans are divided for two reasons as to whether OllieMourinho should return. The first is that some don't feel that he can recreate what he did here a few years back and his legacy and reputation would disappear and the other is that some would see it as a sinister move from the Chairman to get fans back on side. Of course Karl Oyston is still running a business (albeit badly) and will want to choose the best candidate for the job - not that his track record on this lately has been particularly good. If Ian Holloway were to return it would be a feather in the cap for the Chairman. For the fans, Holloway may get more out of Oyston than any other manager in order to renew their partnership. For Ollie, it's a job he knows he can do after a rough ride at other clubs.
In our latest poll, Mickey Mellon received the most votes to become the next manager after the work that he's done at Shrewsbury Town. Whoever takes over, they arguably hold all the cards. Karl needs a manager, the club is in disarray and dissent and he needs to make an appointment as soon as possible. Lee Clark's departure, a man who was still in a job after 18 games without a win, speaks volumes. It's like leaving the door open for a condemned man and for him then to refuse to turn the handle. This is the ultimate poisoned chalice and if Ollie does take it, it may ironically be a bitter pill for many fans to swallow.
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