Villa Park owner wants Bloomfield Road boss to succeed Gerard Houllier.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is confident manager Ian Holloway will still be in charge next season despite interest from Aston Villa in suceeding Gerard Houllier.
Holloway has performed miracles this season, guiding the unfancied Seasiders to the brink of Premier League survival.
The former Plymouth boss’ antics has not gone unnoticed with West Ham United and Aston Villa keen for ‘Ollie’ to switch his employers in the summer.
But Oyston has moved to squash the rumours by claiming his manager is going nowhere even if the club do get relegated into the Championship.
“It is still in our hands, which is a fantastic achievement by the manager and the team,” Oyston told the Blackpool Gazette.
“I think we’d all have settled for it being in our hands with three games to go. But the only time the league table matters is after the final whistle on the last day.
“I think we’ll give it our best shot and the team will do the very best they can, which is all we can expect from them.
“Whatever happens, we’ve had a fantastic season.
“I certainly hope Ian will be manager next season. And unless he’s told you different, he will definitely be the manager here next season.”