Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has laughed off rumours he is set to quit the Premier League new-boys.
Recent reports have suggested the Seasiders manager is unhappy with the financial limits set in place by chairman Karl Oyston, which have caused the club to miss out on the likes of Jon Stead and Marlon Harewood.
Holloway then missed training on Tuesday to add further fuel to the fire, but he insists nothing should be read into his absence.
Speaking at a press conference, the colourful Tangerines chief said: “Before anyone asks a question, I just want to make sure you can see me – you can see me here and I’m not a cardboard cut-out, because somehow or other, I’m not supposed to be here.
“It’s just a crazy world that we have moved into. Apparently yesterday I’d walked out and resigned.
“I had to be in London the day before and didn’t want to drive back at six o’clock in the morning to get here because I was too tired.
“I had to be at a Premier League meeting, and what that has caused – by not coming back up for training.
“We only had eight players, some were on international duty and I wasn’t going to train them that hard anyway.
“Look at how things go crazy. But welcome, and by the way, we’ve just signed some new players as well. I just wanted to get that straight.”
When quizzed about his relationship with the chairman, Holloway said: “I came to work for him, I am still working for him and I am delighted to be working for him.”