Ian Holloway is example of keeping faith in the manager

UNDER-FIRE Paul Jewell believes Ian Holloway is a prime example of sticking with the manager.

While the pressure intensifies on Jewell’s reign at Portman Road, the Blues boss questioned the mentality of some clubs who dismiss managers too easily.

And as he prepares to face Holloway in the opposing dugout, Jewell thinks his counterpart’s treatment at former club Leicester is evidence of this.

He explained: “Ian Holloway has done a great job. We have known each other a long time and he is one of the best managers in this division and Leicester sacked him.

“Maybe if they had stayed with him a little bit longer, they wouldn’t have had to have gone through four or five managers before Nigel Pearson.”

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And of the threat posed by Blackpool today, Jewell added: “Every game is difficult and every team in this league is capable of beating each other – that has been proved this season.

“Blackpool are in a rich vein of form after beating Middlesbrough 3-0. They are a good team, The Championship is full of teams who have not long been in the Premier League.”

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