Boss calls for window to be scrapped

LEICESTER City manager Ian Holloway - tipped at one time to replace Joe Royle before Jim Magilton was appointed - says that the transfer window should be scrapped.

By Elvin King

LEICESTER City manager Ian Holloway - tipped at one time to replace Joe Royle before Jim Magilton was appointed - says that the transfer window should be scrapped.

The extrovert figure has controversial views on most subjects, but had some advice today for Ipswich Town boss Magilton.

With the Marcus Evans £millions now at Magilton's disposal, Holloway says there is no need to go spend vast amounts.

“We should go back to where we were before over transfers,” said Holloway.

“The one-month window leads to a stampede and produces inflated prices.

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“And fringe young players from the Premier League - the ones we really want at Championship level either permanently or on loan - rarely become available to us under the present system.

“And there's no need to spend big.

“The secret is to bring in hungry players, the ones who will want to do it for you.

“If you've a desire in your team to do well then you are a long way down the road to achieve success.”

And Holloway says that Ipswich will be in a better position to achieve their objectives with a new man in charge.

“I know I have come to the right club at Leicester,” added Holloway. “We have a chairman in Milan Mandaric who wants to go forward.

“Someone who wants to keep the ball rolling and not tread water.

“This will bring its own rewards, and not sitting back and accepting what you have got.”

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