Ian Holloway

Where is Ian Holloway now?

QPR legend Ian Holloway retired from playing in 1999 after a spell as player-manager of Bristol Rovers.

Staying on at the club in a sole managerial capacity, he remained until 2001 when he joined former club Queens Park Rangers as manager.

After a mixed five years at the West London club where he experienced both relegation and promotions he was suspended and subsequently left the club after speculation that he was about to join Leicester City.

He never joined The Foxes but instead joined Plymouth Argyle.

After a short spell at Plymouth he did eventually join Leicester but was only there for one season before he was sacked following relegation from the Championship.


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Around this time he released his book Ollie: The Autobiography

After nearly a year out of the game he joined Blackpool as manager where he successfully led his team to promotion to the Premier League but unfortunately their spell in the top tier only lasted for one season and they were relegated on the last day of the season.

In November 2012, Holloway joined Crystal Palace following the departure of Dougie Freedman and successfully guided them back to the Premier League after defeating Watford in the play-offs.

Unfortunately after a terrible start to the 2013-14 season he left by mutual consent in the November and was subsequently replaced by Tony Pulis.

After only two months out, he was back in football replacing Steve Lomas in the Millwall hot seat in January 2014.

After saving the club from relegation from the Championship in his first season he was sacked from the club in March 2015 after a difficult second season with the team lying second from bottom after five defeats in six games.

After a period working for Sky Sports as their expert analyst for all of their football league coverage, Holloway returned to management in November 2016 at his former side Queens Park Rangers.

He was successful in acheiving his remit of reducing the wage bill and bringing in younger talent but after an 18th place finish in his first season and a 16th place in his second season he was sacked in May 2018.

After 18 months out of the game, Holloway was appointed in his current role as manager of Grimsby Town in December 2019.

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