Ian Holloway
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Personal information
Full name Ian Scott Holloway
Date of birth 12 March 1963 (1963-03-12) (age 58)
Place of birth    Kingswood, Flag of England England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1980–1985
1985–1986
1986–1987
1987
1987–1991
1991–1996
1996–1999
Total
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of England Wimbledon
Flag of England Brentford
Flag of EnglandTorquay United (loan)
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of England Queens Park Rangers
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
111 0(14)
019 00(2)
030 00(2)
0000(0)
179 0(26)
147 00(4)
107 00(1)
598 0(49)   
Teams managed
1996–2001
2001–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2009–2012
2012–2013
2014–2015
2016–2018
2019–2020
Flag of England Bristol Rovers
Flag of England Queens Park Rangers
Flag of England Plymouth Argyle
Flag of England Leicester City
Flag of England Blackpool
Flag of England Crystal Palace
Flag of England Millwall
Flag of England Queens Park Rangers
Flag of England Grimsby Town

Ian Scott Holloway (born 12 March 1963) is an English football manager and former professional footballer. He was most recently the manager and director of Grimsby Town.

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 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, with a wide selection of quotes and soundbites being printed.

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Bristol Rovers Football Club - Managers

Homer (1899–1920) • Hall (1920–21) • Wilson (1921–26) • Palmer (1926–29) • McLean (1929–30) • Prince-Cox (1930–36) • Smith (1936–37) • Fletcher (1938–50) • Tann (1950–68) • Ford (1968–69) • Dodgin (1969–72) • Megson (1972–77) • B. Campbell (1977–79) • Jarman (1979–80) • Cooper (1980–81) • Gingell (1981) • Gould (1981–83) • Williams (1983–85) • Gould (1985–87) • Francis (1987–91) • Dobson (1991) • Rofe (1991–92) • Allison (1992–93) • Ward (1993–96) • Holloway (1996–2001) • Francis (2001) • Thompson (2001–02) • Bater (2002) • Graydon (2002–04) • Bater (2004) • Atkins (2004–05) • Trollope (2005–10) • Patterson (2010–11) • Penney (2011) • S. Campbell (2011) • Buckle (2011–12) • McGhee (2012) • Ward (2012–14) • Clarke (2014–18) • Coughlan (2018–19) • Dunnec (2019) • Maherc (2019) • Garner (2019–20) • Widdringtonc (2020) • Tisdale (2020–21) • Widdringtonc (2021) • Barton (2021–)

Queens Park Rangers Football Club - Managers

Cowan (1913–20) • Howie (1913–20) • Liddell (1920–25) • Hewison (1925–31) • Mitchell (1931–33) • O'Brien (1933–35) • Birrell (1935–39) • Vizard (1939–44) • Mangnall (1944–52) • Taylor (1952–59) • Stock (1959–68) • Dodgin (1968) • Docherty (1968) • Allen (1968–71) • Jago (1971–74) • Anderson (1974c) • Sexton (1974–77) • Sibley (1977–78) • Stock (1978c) • Burtenshaw (1978–79) • Docherty (1979–80) • Venables (1980–84) • Jago (1984c) • Mullery (1984) • Sibley (1984–85c) • Smith (1985–88) • T. Francis (1988–89) • Howe (1989–91) • G. Francis (1991–1994) • Wilkins (1994–96) • Houston (1996–97) • Hollins (1997c) • R. Harford (1997–98) • Dowie (1998c) • G. Francis (1998–2001) • Holloway (2001–06) • Waddock (2006c) • Gregory (2006–07) • M. Harford (2007c) • De Canio (2007–08) • Dowie (2008) • Ainsworth (2008c) • Sousa (2008–09) • Ainsworth (2009c) • Magilton (2009) • Gallen & Bircham (2009c) • Hart (2009–10) • M. Harford (2010c) • Warnock (2010–12) • Hughes (2012) • Bowen & Niedzwiecki (2012c) • Redknapp (2012–15) • Ferdinand & Ramsey (2015c) • Ramsey & Bond (2015c) • Ramsey (2015–)

Plymouth Argyle Football Club - Managers

Brettell (1903–05) • Jack (1905–06) • Fullarton (1906–07) • Committee (1907–10) • Jack (1910–38) • Tresadern (1938–47) • Rae (1948–55) • Rowley (1955–60) • Dougall (1960–61) • Stuttard (1961–63) • Beattie (1963–64) • Allison (1964–65) • Ufton (1965–68) • Bingham (1968–70) • Stuttard (1970–72) • Waiters (1972–77) • Kelly (1977–78) • Allison (1978–79) • Saxton (1979–81) • Moncur (1981–83) • Hore (1983–84) • Smith (1984–88) • Brown (1988–90) • Kemp (1990–92) • Shilton (1992–95) • McCall (1995) • Warnock (1995–97) • Jones (1997–98) • Hodges (1998–00) • Sturrock (2000–04) • Williamson (2004–05) • Pulis (2005–06) • Holloway (2006–07) • Sturrock (2007–09) • Mariner (2009–10) • Reid (2010–11) • Fletcher (2011–13) • Sheridan (2013–15) • Adams (2015–)

Leicester City F.C. - Managers

Gardner (1884–92) • Marson (1892–94) • Lee (1884–92) • Jackson (1895–97) • Clark (1897–98) • Johnson (1897–1912) • Bartlett (1912–14) • Ford (1914–15) • Linney (1915–19) • Hodge (1919–26) • Orr (1926–32) • Hodge (1932–34) • Lochhead (1934–36) • Womack (1936–39) • Bromilow (1939–45) • Mather (1945–46) • Duncan (1946–49) • Bullock (1949–55) • Halliday (1955–58) • Gillies (1958–68) • O'Farrell (1968–71) • Bloomfield (1971–77) • McLintock (1977–78) • Wallace (1978–82) • Milne (1982–86) • Hamilton (1986–87) • Pleat (1987–91) • Little (1991–94) • McGhee (1994–95) • O'Neill (1995–2000) • Taylor (2000–01) • Bassett (2001–02) • Adams (2002–04) • Levein (2004–06) • Kelly (2006–07) • Worthington (2007) • Allen (2007) • Megson (2007) • Holloway (2007–08) • Pearson (2008–10) • Sousa (2010) • Eriksson (2010–11) • Pearson (2011–15) • Ranieri (2015–17) • Shakespeare (2017) • Appletonc (2017) • Puel (2017–19) • Stowell & Sadlerc (2019) • Rodgers (2019–)

Blackpool Football Club - Managers

Barcroft (1903–09) • Cox (1909–11) • Norman (1918–23) • Buckley (1923–27) • Beaumont (1927–28) • Evans (1928–33) • MacFarlane (1933–35) • Smith (1935–58) • Suart (1958–67) • Mortensen (1967–69) • Shannon (1969–70) • Stokoe (1970–72) • Potts (1972–76) • Brown (1976–78) • Stokoe (1978 to 79) • Ternent (1979–80) • Ball (1980–81) • Brown (1981–82) • Ellis (1982–89) • Mullen (1989–90) • Carr (1990) • Ayre (1990–94) • Allardyce (1994–96) • Megson (1996–97) • Worthington (1997–99) • McMahon (2000–04) • Hendry (2004–05) • Grayson (2005–08) • Holloway (2009–12) • Appleton (2012–13) • Ince (2013–14) • Riga (2014) • Clark (2014–15) • McDonald (2015–16) • Bowyer (2016–18) • McPhillips (2018–19) • Grayson (2019–20) • Dunnc (2020) • Critchleyh (2020–)

c = caretaker; h = head coach
Crystal Palace Football Club - Managers

Robson (1905–07) • Goodman (1907–25) • Maley (1925–27) • Mavin (1927–30) • Tresadern (1930–35) • Bromilow (1935–36) • Moyes (1936) • Bromilow (1936–39) • Irwin (1939–47) • Butler (1947–49) • Rooke (1949–50) • Dawes & Slade (1950–51) • Scott (1951–54) • Spiers (1954–58) • G. Smith (1958–60) • Rowe (1960–62) • Graham (1963–66) • Rowe (1966c) • Head (1966–72) • Allison (1973–76) • Venables (1976–80) • Walley (1980c) • Allison (1980–81) • Gradi (1981) • Kember (1981–82) • Mullery (1982–84) • Bassett (1984) • Coppell (1984–93) • A. Smith (1993–95) • Coppell (1995–96) • Bassett (1996–97) • Coppell (1997–98) • Lombardo & Brolin (1998p) • Noades & Lewington (1998c) • Venables (1998–99) • Coppell (1999–2000) • A. Smith (2000–01) • Kember (2001c) • Bruce (2001) • Kember & Bullivant (2001c) • Francis (2001–03) • Kember (2003) • Symons (2003c) • Dowie (2003–06) • Taylor (2006–07) • Symons (2007c) • Warnock (2007–10) • Hart (2010) • Burley (2010–11) • Freedman (2011–12) • Lawrence & Fleming (2012c) • Holloway (2012–13) • Millen (2013c) • Pulis (2013–14) • Millen (2014c) • Warnock (2014) • Millen (2014–15c) • Pardew (2015–16) • Allardyce (2016–17) • de Boer (2017) • Hodgson (2017–)

Millwall Football Club - Managers

Kidds (1890–99) · Stophers (1899–00) · Saunderss (1900–10) · Lipsham (1911–18) · Hunter (1918–33) · McCracken (1933–36) · Hewitt (1936–39) · Voisey (1940–44) · Cock (1944–48) · Hewitt (1948– 55) · R. Gray (1956–58) · Seed (1958–59) · Smith (1959–61) · R. Gray (1961–63) · W. Gray (1963–66) · Fenton (1966–74) · Jago (1974– 77) · Foleyc (1977) · Petchey (1978–80) · Longc (1980) · Anderson (1980–82) · Kitchenerc (1982) · Graham (1982–86) · Docherty (1986–90) · Pearsonc (1990) · Rioch (1990–92) · McCarthy (1992–96) · Evansc (1996) · Nicholl (1996–97) · Docherty (1997) · Bonds (1997–98) · Stevens (1998–99) · Stevens & McLeary (1999–2000) · Gritt & Harfordc (2000) · McGhee (2000–03) · Wise (2003–05) · Claridge (2005) · Lee (2005) · Tuttle (2005–06) · Burns & McLearyc (2006) · Spackman (2006) · Donachie (2006–07) · Shaw & Westc (2007) · Jackett (2007–13) · Lomas (2013) · Harris & Fitzgeraldc (2013–14) · Holloway (2014–15) · Harris (2015–19) Barrettc (2019) Rowett (2019–)

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