Ian Holloway

English footballer and manager Ian Holloway

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.
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The Cross Word: Field’s assembled in race for Fratton hot seat
Hayling Islander - almost 3 years
The Pompey fans haves spoken on who they want to be the club’s next manager and the board meet today to narrow the field. Here’s my take on the runners and riders in the Fratton Hot Seat Stakes.... Phil Brown Success in League Two? Check. Knowledge of the level? Check. Personality to handle a big club? Check. Ticks all of the boxes and has talked up his appreciation of Pompey’s fans plenty of times before. Has this week indicated he is preparing to sign a new contract at Southend but could that be an effort to gauge how strong Pompey’s interest is? Paul Cook Has found himself towards the head of the betting as the bookies start to get a grip on the managerial race. Cook has produced at Chesterfield, getting them promoted and into League One play-offs and is believed to have favour on the Pompey board. But would be an underwhelming appointment for fans and a managerial CV which also includes Southport, Sligo Rovers and Accrington Stanley doesn’t tell us if he could handle l...
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Holloway is top choice for Pompey job
Hayling Islander - almost 3 years
THE Pompey public have had their say on who they would like to see elected – and it’s a landslide victory. If the battle to become the next Blues boss went to the polls, Ian Holloway would be the runaway winner to be handed the top job at Fratton Park. After voting finished, more than 1,500 responses came in on our News web poll at portsmouth.co.uk to guage fans’ thoughts on who the club should appoint to replace Andy Awford. As you might expect, the views were wide and varied. But the statistical data suggested there was a clear trend, with the former Millwall, Crystal Palace and Blackpool boss claiming more than a quarter of the voting share. With 27-per-cent share of the total vote, Holloway was clear favourite. The 52-year-old is renowned as a colourful character and many clearly believe he is the right sort of fit for Pompey. But he also has vast managerial experience with seven jobs behind him and has either played or managed throughout the English divisions during his lo...
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Holloway flattered by Pompey link
Hayling Islander - almost 3 years
Ian Holloway has admitted he is flattered fans have linked him with the vacant Pompey job.
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Soccer-Pulis named Crystal Palace manager
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Tony Pulis has been appointed Crystal Palace manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract, the struggling Premier League club said on their website on Saturday. Former Stoke City boss Pulis, 55, replaced Ian Holloway, who left by mutual consent last month after picking up only three points from eight matches following promotion to the top flight. Pulis will watch Palace's Premier League game at Hull City on Saturday from the stands before taking charge of the team for the next match against Norwich City.
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Soccer-Solid Palace make caretaker boss smile
Yahoo News - over 4 years
By Mark Young LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace earned their first point in eight Premier League matches as they kept Everton at bay in a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park to bring a smile to the face of caretaker manager Keith Millen before he bows out. With the league's bottom club set to name a new manager before they travel to Hull City in two weeks time, Millen could look back on a job well done after bringing some stability to the team following Ian Holloway's departure last month. "We set ourselves up to block Everton's passing. I will never criticise a player for missing chances." Promoted Palace, who have four points from 11 matches, missed three great chances with Kagisho Dikagcoi and Marouane Chamakh off target with headers as was Jerome Thomas when he tried lobbing keeper Tim Howard when clean through on goal.
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Soccer-Arteta scores, then sent off as Arsenal beat Palace
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Mikel Arteta scored Premier League leaders Arsenal's first goal in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday but was later sent off in the early kickoff in south London. The Spaniard stroked away a penalty two minutes after halftime after Arsenal substitute Serge Gnabry was chopped down by Adlene Guedioura. Palace, who parted company with manager Ian Holloway on Wednesday after losing seven of their first eight matches of the season, had few opportunities even when Arteta was red-carded on 65 minutes for a foul on former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh. ...
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Sports Spread: Rudderless Palace to stem gung-ho Gunners?
Reuters.com - over 4 years
Oct. 24 - Fresh from parting ways with their manager Ian Holloway, relegation favourites Crystal Palace face an in-form Arsenal team looking to remain top, while giants Chelsea clash at home with Man City.
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Soccer-Palace target Pulis to replace Holloway as manager
Yahoo News - over 4 years
* Former Stoke manager Pulis in frame * Holloway admits losing team's sprit (Recasts on Pulis) By Josh Reich LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace have targeted former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis as a possible replacement for Ian Holloway who left the Premier League strugglers by mutual consent on Wednesday. Palace co-chairman Steve Parish said Pulis, who parted company with Stoke in May, would be approached about the position. "He's out of work, got Premier League experience. Not a bad shout. We need someone who has been there and done it and got the T-shirt. ...
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Dobbie’s back for another spell at ‘special’ Blackpool
The Gazette - over 4 years
Stephen Dobbie says there’s just something special about him and Blackpool FC. The 30-year-old striker made a shock return to Bloomfield Road yesterday, just hours before Pool’s 3-1 defeat away to the Championship’s bottom club Millwall. A three-month loan deal was struck between the Seasiders and Crystal Palace just in time for Dobbie to be named among the substitutes and come on in the 76th minute. And the Scot, who has had two previous loan stints at the club, says it was an easy decision to make. “It just seems to work for me and Blackpool – that’s the main reason I keep coming back,” he told The Gazette. “There was no decision to make for me. I love the area and it’s close to Scotland for me. I love playing at Bloomfield Road. “I have a great respect for the Blackpool fans and I’ve always enjoyed my time at the club.” Both his previous spells ended with Championship play-off finals at Wembley. He was part of the side which won promotion to the Premier League in 2010 befor...
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Holloway accepts two-game FA ban for Spurs rant
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will serve a two-match touchline suspension after accepting charges over his conduct during his side's loss to Tottenham Hotspur, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.
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With his principles and his wit much intact, a Premier League manager begins anew
Fox News - over 4 years
At times, it feels as if Ian Holloway is out there by himself.
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Soccer-Crystal Palace lure Puncheon from Southampton
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Southampton winger Jason Puncheon has jumped ship to fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal, the London club said on Wednesday. Puncheon, who did not feature in the 18-strong squad for Southampton's opener at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, said he was thrilled at the chance to return to Palace where he had played as a boy. "I think it's a great move for myself to come and play games," the 27-year-old said. "Obviously Crystal Palace are my hometown club and more importantly (manager) Ian Holloway is here as well. ...
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Palace Manager Holloway Charged by FA for Referee Outburst
NYTimes - over 4 years
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has been charged with improper conduct and bringing football into disrepute following an outburst against match officials on Sunday.     
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Soccer-Palace manager has day one gripe with referee
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway said the refereeing had left a bitter taste after his promoted side went down 1-0 at home to a Tottenham Hotspur penalty in their opening Premier League match on Sunday. Holloway claimed Spurs would feel the same sense of injustice when they faced the biggest sides in the league such as champions Manchester United. ...
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 51
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 50
    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.
  • FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    He then guided the club to Championship safety for the 2013–14 season as Millwall finished 19th, four points above the relegation places.
    On 23 October 2013 after a 4-1 loss against Fulham, Holloway left the club by mutual consent after less than a year in charge.
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    In the 2013–14 Premier League season, Crystal Palace started with just three points from the first eight games as Holloway came under pressure to keep his job.
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 48
    On 3 November 2012, Holloway agreed to join Crystal Palace as manager, although caretaker manager Curtis Fleming remained in charge of the team for the match on that day.
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    In May 2012, Holloway guided Blackpool into The Championship play-offs for the second time in as many seasons in the division.
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  • 2011
    Age 47
    Holloway marked his century of games in charge of Blackpool with a victory, the 37th of his reign, over Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road on 10 September 2011.
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 45
    His first league game in charge of the Seasiders was a 1–1 draw with his former club Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on 8 August 2009, the opening day of the 2009–10 season.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    On 23 May 2008, following the club's relegation, Holloway and Leicester City parted company by mutual consent.
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    Winning just nine out of 32 games, Leicester were relegated from the Championship on 4 May 2008 entering for the first time ever in their, then one hundred and twenty four year, history the third tier of English football.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 42
    Holloway was suspended (sent on gardening leave) as manager by Queens Park Rangers on 6 February 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 37
    After steadying the ship in 2001–02, and a near miss in 2002–03, Holloway and QPR were promoted back to the second level in 2004, finishing second behind Plymouth Argyle.
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 35
    In 1999–2000, his last full season at the club, Rovers finished 7th, narrowly missing the playoffs.
  • 1996
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 27
    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.
  • 1987
    Age 23
    In August 1987, after two years in London, Holloway returned to Bristol Rovers for a fee of £10,000.
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    In January 1987 he joined Torquay United on loan, playing five times.
  • 1986
    Age 22
    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.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    After four seasons at Rovers, he was transferred to Wimbledon in July 1985 for £35,000.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 17
    Holloway began his playing career as an apprentice with his hometown team Bristol Rovers, turning professional in March 1981 and making his league debut the same year.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1963.
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