Holloway, writing in his column with Bristol Live, says Grayson should have been given more time to turn it around.
"Blackpool’s decision to sack manager Simon Grayson this week after just seven months in charge was an absolute disgrace," the Grimsby Town boss said.
"While I will always be a Bristol Rovers fan at heart, I take an interest in all my former clubs and it sickens me to see the one I took into the Premier League join in a trend that brings modern day football into disrepute.
"The hiring and firing of managers has become a sad joke and I just hope the people running Rovers (who Blackpool play tomorrow) are sensible enough to give Ben Garner time to stamp his personality and coaching ability on the club.
Crazy how disconnected with Blackpool fans he seems nowadays.
Genuinely wish him success at Grimsby, but not going to get riled or read too much into a manager who walked out on us' comments about a manager who once also walked out on us. Onwards!
Van-Baston wrote:Just read that seems to me hes had a lil pop at Saddler....That'll be because he's an Oyston lover
Holloway is a spineless, selfish twat. He walked out in us when we needed him most. Fuck the goggle eyed, carrot crunching misfit.
Smoke me 🖕
Just the same as managers jumping ship when they feel like (eh Holloway)
Little bumpkin needs to know when to butt out
seasider wrote:I understand manager's stick together but the use of the word 'disgrace' is slightly over the top...
Agreed on the wording. Though Holloway isn't completely wrong. In general, clubs need to give managers more time to get their players and systems in place. The real problem comes when clubs fire multiple managers too quickly in succession. You end up with a bunch of players who were suppose to meet different visions for the club, which ends up being a mess.
That being said, Grayson was given money to spend, he was expected to put in a system of play that would create stability within the club. Instead, he has spent the money poorly and the system of play has not been established 7 months into his tenure.
seasider wrote:That's the confusion though. Didn't Sadler say Championship within 2 or 3 years. Grayson could argue that he was still on track!I was just using it as a hypothetical. In this situation we knew what was expected of Grayson. In other situations we might not know, which is why the outside commentary about letting managers go too soon may be based on false expectations. It would be great to give all managers 3 years to succeed, but if they fail to meet their goals, whatever they may be, then they should be sacked.