Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has launched a scathing attack on Premier League players, branding them “monsters”.
Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston quit his post on Wednesday having become disillusioned with the business side of football at the top level, and Holloway, too, is frustrated by life in the top tier.
He told Sky Sports News: “I’m not trying to make a monster. These lads that are given far too much, too soon are monsters in my opinion.
“They behave wrongly, they don’t portray what a professional footballer should be as a role model and they get far too much too soon and they waste it.
“So my job’s to produce a proper player and a proper person first.”
Only in the last week have Blackpool finally made some headway in the transfer market, and Holloway claims the ‘game-playing’ has become too much for Oyston.
“I don’t think he’s upset, I think he’s shocked,” Holloway continued.
“I think he’s not willing to play games because all he’s concerned about is the player himself and trying to do a fair deal for the club and the player.”
Holloway then went on to hint he could leave Bloomfield Road if Oyston departs the club completely.
He added: “I think we’ll be working together for at least the season with him doing the same job although it will be under a different title.
“The day he leaves I will have to consider my future because it’s all about our relationship.”