Palace boss Holloway tells Marange: You're not what I want

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has already bombed Florian Marange out of the club's plans.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has already bombed Florian Marange out of the club's plans.

Marange claimed last week that he wanted to ‘rip up’ his contract after Holloway left him out of his 25-man squad just a fortnight after signing the former France Under 21 left back.

Holloway hit back on Thursday by claiming Marange, 27, did not have enough pace to be part of his plans.

"With Florian I didn’t want his family coming over here if he wasn’t exactly the player we thought he was going to be. It’s as simple as that. I needed some pace in that backline and he hasn’t got it," he said.
"There is nothing wrong with Florian if you are looking for a certain kind of player. No problem. I had to make a decision and I made it.

"What I tried to do was stop his family coming over here and going in the schools and all of that. His agent knew three or four days before the window shut. So he could have got him a French club so why didn't he?"

 
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