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Ian Holloway

Footballer and Manager
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Born Mar 12, 1963

Ian Scott Holloway is an English football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Crystal Palace F.C. A midfielder, he began his career at hometown club Bristol Rovers in 1981, going on to play for Wimbledon, Brentford, Torquay United (on loan), back to Bristol Rovers for a second spell, Queens Park Rangers and, finally, a third spell back at Bristol Rovers, where he became player-manager before ending his playing career in 1999.… Read More

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  • The Cross Word: Field’s Assembled In Race For Fratton Hot Seat
    Hayling Islander - Apr 23, 2015
  • Holloway Is Top Choice For Pompey Job
    Hayling Islander - Apr 22, 2015
  • Holloway Flattered By Pompey Link
    Hayling Islander - Apr 15, 2015
  • Soccer Pulis Named Crystal Palace Manager
    Yahoo News - Nov 23, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1963 Birth Born on March 12, 1963.

TEENAGE

1981 18 Years Old 1 More Event
A midfielder, he began his career at hometown club Bristol Rovers in 1981, going on to play for Wimbledon, Brentford, Torquay United (on loan), back to Bristol Rovers for a second spell, Queens Park Rangers and, finally, a third spell back at Bristol Rovers, where he became player-manager before ending his playing career in 1999. … Read More

TWENTIES

1985 22 Years Old After four seasons at Rovers, he was transferred to Wimbledon in July 1985 for £35,000.
1986 23 Years Old Holloway's stay at Wimbledon was a short one. In March 1986, after less than one year at the club, he was sold to Brentford for £25,000, where he also spent just a little over a year.
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1987 he joined Torquay United on loan, playing five times.
1991 28 Years Old When Francis was appointed manager of First Division side QPR in 1991, one of his first signings was Holloway, for a fee of £230,000 in August 1991.

THIRTIES

1996 33 Years Old Holloway spent five seasons at QPR, playing more than 150 games for the club, before returning to Bristol Rovers for the third time in August 1996, this time as player-manager. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old In 1999–2000, his last full season at the club, Rovers finished 7th, narrowly missing the playoffs.
2001 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2001, midway through the 2000–01 season, Holloway was appointed manager of QPR, where he was given the task of keeping the team in Division One. … Read More

FORTIES

2005 42 Years Old Holloway's first full season in The Championship ended with a respectable 11th place, and during the following season 2005–06, the club continued to hover around mid-table.
2006 43 Years Old Holloway was suspended (sent on gardening leave) as manager by Queens Park Rangers on 6 February 2006. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old Following press speculation, on 21 November 2007, Holloway submitted his resignation to the Plymouth Argyle board, with speculation that he was about to be offered the vacant managerial position at Leicester City. … Read More
On 7 February 2008, in a buildup to a match against Plymouth at the Walkers Stadium, Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton spoke negatively of Holloway for allowing several high-profile players to leave the club before joining Leicester. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On 21 May 2009 it was reported that Holloway, after 364 days out of football, was set to be announced as the new manager of Blackpool following the departure of their caretaker manager Tony Parkes. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On 22 May 2011, Blackpool lost their Premier League status after losing 4–2 to champions Manchester United at Old Trafford, coupled with results elsewhere, and returned to The Championship after one season.
2012 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2012, Holloway guided Blackpool into The Championship play-offs for the second time in as many seasons in the division. … Read More

FIFTIES

On 27 May 2013 Holloway guided Crystal Palace to promotion to the 2013–14 Premier League after beating Watford 1-0 through a penalty converted by Kevin Philips in extra time.
2014 51 Years Old In the 2014–15 season, as Millwall dropped in the relegation places in The Championship, Holloway admitted that he had become an unpopular manager with the Millwall fans.
2015 52 Years Old On 10 March 2015, for the first time in his managerial career, Holloway was sacked, with the team second from bottom in the Championship and having lost five of their last six games. … Read More
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