Ian Holloway has been providing lots of material for OTP with his very public negotiations over any possible deal for captain Charlie Adam. We thought it was Olly being his usual outspoke self, but it would appear he has actually being displaying some decent business acumen.
The Seasiders’ boss has told The Sun that he will get a percentage of the profit from Adam deal, and any
He said: “I do get rewarded with anybody I coach and make a profit on. My chairman looked at my record of producing players and helping players and selling them on and he wanted that at Blackpool.
“That’s not what I’m doing it for. I’m on a far bigger bonus to keep us in the Premier League and Charlie Adam can help me do that.”
But Olly denied he had turned down offers of £3.5m and £4m for the midfielder he signed from Rangers for £500,000 in 2009 because he was holding out for a bigger personal profit.
He added: “If you’re saying I’m doing this because I’m getting 20-30 per cent of the Adam money I’ll not be very happy – it’s miles away, absolute nonsense.”
Blackpool have slapped a £12m asking price on Adam (because you slap asking prices). The FA have confirmed the clause in Holloway’s contract does not break any rules.