Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway

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Ian Holloway (Ollie) is an English professional football manager and former player.

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.

He has also managed Queens Park Rangers, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Blackpool and Crystal Palace. As he did with Blackpool three years earlier, Holloway managed Crystal Palace to promotion to the Premier League in May 2013, but after the club had won only one of their opening eight games he left, by mutual consent, on 23 October 2013 after less than a year in charge.

On 6 January 2014 Holloway signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Millwall; this was terminated in March 2015.

He rejoined Queens Park Rangers as manager on 11 November 2016 and left in 2018.

He is known by the nickname "Ollie", which is also the title of his autobiography.

Holloway has a reputation amongst football fans for his Bristol accent, off-the-wall interviews and amusing answers to questions from the media.

Ian is perfect for After Dinner Sportsman's Dinners and other speaking engagements.

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