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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jan 12, 2011

Holloway blames transfer window

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has blamed the concept of the January transfer window for the sudden spate of managerial casualties that has seen eleven managers leave their positions across the four professional divisions in the past fortnight.

Holloway believes clubs are acting too hastily and that the reopening of the transfer market for a few weeks mid-season is exacerbating the situation.

''Thank God some of these chairmen haven't got the atomic bomb button because the world would have been blown up by now,'' he said. ''They get knee-jerk reactions, thinking about the transfer window.

''They think, 'Do we want this? It might be better to give someone else the transfer window so we can bring players in...'

''It's instability all the time. Good clubs do things in the summer. I think it has made it worse and some of the sackings have been ridiculous.''

Holloway feels Liverpool, his team's opponents in a rearranged Premier League clash on Wednesday night, are one of the clubs to have acted too quickly.

The Anfield giants parted company with Roy Hodgson after a difficult six months in charge on Saturday and immediately replaced him with club legend Kenny Dalglish. Holloway is a huge admirer of Dalglish but is still saddened by Hodgson's departure, so soon after he replaced Rafael Benitez in the summer.

''I think Roy is a scapegoat, listening to some of the Liverpool supporters,'' Holloway added. ''There were problems above Roy for at least a year and a half - Rafa cited some of those problems.

''I just think it is very convenient to blame Roy Hodgson. Roy is a fantastic manager, a lovely man. He is just very polite and wouldn't want to upset anyone. But Kenny is the man they trust and maybe they should have had him in the summer.''

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