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Blackpool boss turns to Ian Holloway for words of wisdom

Speaking to The Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer has turned to a former manager for some words of wisdom. Ian Holloway guided the club to the Premier League in 2010, and Bowyer has picked up some advice from the 53-year-old.

Holloway managed both Crystal Palace and Millwall since departing Bloomfield Road. Blackpool as a club has generally gone backwards since then as well. They will be playing in League Two next season.

Former Blackburn manager Bowyer said Holloway was one of the first people he spoke to after taking on the job,

“I spoke to Ian last week on the phone to get as much information as I could on the club. I have a similar mindset.

“I’m working on a similar mentality Ian Holloway had when he was here – I’m going to embrace the way the place is.

“I can only affect what I can change and that is the squad and the players, so we’ll be working as much as possible to make the most of what we have.”

The squad return to pre-season training next week as Bowyer looks to build a side capable of challenging promotion. He celebrates his birthday this weekend and will be hoping his 45th year is a successful one in management.

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