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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!



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Date:Thursday May 21 2009

Time: 3:10PM

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Welcome back Olly!
Boxer
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21/05/2009 15:12:00

There goes my dream of him being Jackett's number 2.
LeeCookFan
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21/05/2009 17:26:00

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
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21/05/2009 17:51:00

Hear hear! Welcome back Ollie!
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