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Ian Holloway hailed by fans as he slams “selfish” Man Utd and Liverpool

Ian Holloway has been hailed by fans on social media as he slams “selfish” Man Utd and Liverpool over their plans for the structure of English football.

The Grimsby Town manager called out the Premier League duo behind the ‘Project Big Picture‘, describing the situation as disgusting greed.

Liverpool and Manchester United are attempting to give the Big Six clubs more say and greater power while reducing the Premier League to 18 clubs, as well as scrapping the EFL Cup and Community Shield.

EFL chairman Rick Parry, who also turns out to be the former chief executive of Liverpool, is on board to try and secure a £250m bail out as part of the Project Big Picture plan but Holloway insists it is too big a price to pay because it would destroy the competition and English football.

Holloway, a former Premier League manager, is angry at the plan and has backed the Government and urged them to step in and save League One and Two clubs.

Ex-Blackpool and Crystal Palace boss Holloway said: “What are Liverpool and Manchester United thinking? How selfish are you? Breaks my heart to say it, I don’t get it.

“I listened to the Government’s man who’s in charge of it all, and at last he’s started to threaten them and say we’re going to have to step in.

“I think they need to step in right now and tell them what we want, not what you think is right. Who are you to suggest that?

“I think governance is absolutely vital right now, because money is going out of the game left, right and centre, billions and billions of pounds buying footballers, and it’s going out the game.

“The game needs it, put it back in the game, get the Government to control our game and make sure the people at the bottom still have a club.

“Greed is disgusting, and that’s what I’m seeing everywhere. It’s absolutely vile, and I hate it, so step in. Go and tell the top clubs that you can’t do that, please. Somebody needs to.

“Why do they need two less teams in the top flight? Bit of a threat are they? Not where you want to be in the league at the moment are you?

“You should be under threat, the game doesn’t belong to you. The club might, but for how long? The game belongs to people in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It belongs to us.

“Every community deserves it, and you’re just at the top of it, so who do you think you are? Let’s make football strong and divvy it up fairly from top to bottom.”

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony told talkSPORT: “We don’t have time for this to happen. In the short term, our league is in serious financial trouble.

“It’s just going to become a distraction. It’s now going to be another month or two months and clubs will go under before there’s another discussion.

“I’m a little bit sad listening to to it all because it doesn’t sound like we’re any nearer to getting the help for the clubs that really need it.”

Rick Parry’s job as EFL chairman is under threat amid concerns that his secret negotiations over Project Big Picture could cost the clubs a bailout from the Premier League.

At an EFL board meeting last week, it was revealed that seven clubs could go bust later this month if they do not receive a rescue package from the Premier League.

That bailout deal however is in jeopardy following those secret talks.

Ian Holloway has since been hailed by fans as he slams “selfish” Man Utd and Liverpool…

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