UK time is: 00:28:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ian Holloway Returns To Football

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Former Queens Park Rangers player and manager Ian Holloway has landed the vacant post at Blackpool.

Holloway has returned to football as manager at Bloomfield Road with the 46-year-old signing a one-year deal with the Tangerines.

Ian signed for QPR in August 1991 for 230,000 from hometown club Bristol Rovers, he went on to make 169 appearances for the R`s scoring five goals.

He joined Rangers as manager in the troubled relegation season of 2000-01, and helped transform the club into a promotion challenging side despite only starting pre-season with eight players.

After five fun filled years in W12 with memorable lines and one amazing day in Hillsborough, Ian departed under a cloud with then chairman Gianni Paladini placing the charismatic boss on gardening leave.

He went on to manage Plymouth Argyle securing a bargain buy in Manchester United forward Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for the Pilgrims.

It wasn`t long before he was on the move again when Milan Mandaric persuaded him to join Leicester City, but he couldn`t save them from relegation to League One and was ultimately sacked.

He has been out of the game since the final game of last season - the Foxes fateful day at promoted Stoke City - but now the magnanimous former boss is back where he belongs, in the managerial hot-seat.

Former goalkeeper Chris Day spoke exclusively to Vital QPR a few months ago about his former manager: "Working with Ollie was a fantastic experience not at least for the fact we got all the one liners before you did!

"On a serious note I felt he put a lot of pride and passion back into the club and was the sort of 'Gaffer' that you could talk to about anything , whether it be football or personal .

"You only have to read his book to be inspired and get an insight to everything that went on."


Welcome back to football Olly!



Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 21 2009

Time: 3:10PM

Your Comments

Welcome back Olly!
Boxer
There goes my dream of him being Jackett's number 2.
LeeCookFan
He would never take a number two job now - has a bit of an ego does Olly. Full credit to KJ, went to Man City to learn his trade after getting the boot from Swansea and has bounced back in style - not that he should have been sacked from Swans in the first place!
Boxer
Hear hear! Welcome back Ollie!
Guttermouth
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Defoe & Crouch January Targets? (Thursday December 18 2014)

QPR MotM Against Everton (Thursday December 18 2014)

Irish Striker Arrives For Talks? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Striker Signs Pro Deal With QPR (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Justice for Jeff (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Individual Mistakes Are Costing Us - Fer (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Redknapp Looks To Everton Positives (Tuesday December 16 2014)

QPR MotM v Everton? (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Everton Ease Past QPR (Monday December 15 2014)

Stats: Everton v QPR (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 23
2. The Uncredibale Hulk 19
3. rodneeranger 15
4. Superhoop50 15
5. sandydl 14
6. DMD_QPR 12
7. dustman 8
8. paulrangers 8
9. ImSitiv 6
10. jezza99 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 3 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Burnley
Swansea 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 3 - 2 Leicester City
Newcastle 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15
17. Burnley 16 3 6 7 -13 15
18. Q.P.R. 16 4 2 10 -13 14
19. Hull City 16 2 7 7 -8 13
20. Leicester City 16 2 4 10 -12 10

Breaking League News

Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

QPR v West Brom
Suggested By:  Site Staff
QPR win 0%
Draw 100%
West Brom win 0%