Ian Holloway is targeting an instant Barclays Premier League return after Blackpool lost their battle against relegation.

At one stage in yesterday's 'Survival Sunday' clash, the Tangerines led at Old Trafford through goals from Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher. However, a fightback from Manchester United condemned Holloway's side to an instant Npower Championship return.

Whilst the 4-2 victory flattered the champions, it was of scant consolation to Blackpool, who have been a breathe of fresh in the top flight given their attacking style and open play.

"You are famous for two seconds in football, then you are gone. If you aim for the stars, you might hit the moon," said the former Plymouth Argyle boss.

"I have nothing but pride for my players and the way they have performed. I am ready for the fight to get us back."

Holloway is now braced for potential player exits when the transfer window re-opens on July 1st, with Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell both being coveted by a number of clubs in the top flight.


 

A return to the top flight for the former QPR chief isn't so certain, but Holloway's quips and quotes will be missed by all, except the division's governing body perhaps, with whom he's taken issue with on a number of occasions.

"The fat lady has finished singing and I do not like the tune," he continued.

"The Premier League have rung me up and said 'we really love you Ian Holloway'. But they have never helped me. It is a great league, but the people who run it shouldn't. There should be people above them telling them what to do.

"Nobody has to hear from me for another 12 months but hopefully I will get the chance to tell them about how they do things."

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