UK time is: 03:36:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ex Palace Boss Holloway Appointed

Millwall have today confirmed that Ian Holloway has been appointed as our new manager following the sacking of Steve Lomas.

Ollie, as he is affectionately known, will take charge immediately as preparations continue for the game against Huddersfield later in the week.

Holloway obviously had a long career as a player, and has spent quite a few years in management, having particular success at Blackpool and Crystal Palace when it came to securing promotion from the Championship into the Premiership.

His time at Palace came to an end with him admitting he had made too many changes to the playing staff there which hadn't helped team spirit, and also that he needed a break from football to recharge himself.

Presumably interview favourite Holloway is definitely ready to get back into the game, and turn our season around.

Speaking to the official site following the appointment, Chairman John Berylson discussed the appointment.

'We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Holloway. The fact that we have been able to attract someone of Ian's calibre and track record is testament to the fact that he shares our view of the potential we have to progress as a club and move forward.'

Berylson goes on to say that Holloway has signed a two and a half year contract with us and he believes that on both sides that shows the commitment from all to re-establish ourselves as a competitive club this season, and then to kick on next season towards the top of the division - hopefully.

The chairman also says that whilst the new manager inherits 'an experienced and talented squad that has not been playing to its potential' he will have the backing of the board to strengthen this month as he sees fit.

He ends the interview by saying that a lot of lessons have been learned since the departure of Kenny Jackett, and mistakes - albeit honest - have definitely been made although they were made with the best interests of the club at hear, and he knows there have been some 'harsh words exchanged of late' and of course those on the receiving end have felt the pain of that, but 'now is the time for disunity to stop and for us all to unite behind Ian, his staff and the players as they seek to restore Millwall both on and off the field.'

Vital Millwall on: facebook

Vital Millwall on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate




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



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

The journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 6 2014

Time: 9:18PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Forde Takes Player Of The Year Award (Thursday April 17 2014)

Morison - We Have To Show Character (Thursday April 17 2014)

Upson's Season Over (Tuesday April 15 2014)

O'Brien Signs Two Year Extension (Sunday April 13 2014)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Dunne - Don't Write Us Off (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Ollie Delighted Following Wigan Win (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Stats: Wigan v Millwall (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Millwall Online Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. High Life Street 278
2. reeferlion 178
3. midway lion 146
4. Moody 124
5. tony_dolby 118
6. Senegal Lion 115
7. WarksWall 91
8. Hampton Wick 86
9. Crafty_Cockney 81
10. paulmillwall 79

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Millwall 2 - 2 Blackburn
Millwall 2 - 3 Birmingham
Leeds Utd 2 - 1 Millwall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43
20. Charlton 42 10 12 20 -24 42
21. Blackpool 43 10 12 21 -27 42
22. Millwall 42 9 13 20 -30 40
23. Barnsley 42 9 12 21 -28 39
24. Yeovil 43 8 13 22 -25 37

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By:  
Forde 0%
Edwards 0%
Malone 0%
Williams 25%
Dunne 0%
Beevers 0%
Martin 0%
Bailey 50%
Maierhofer 0%
Garvan 0%
Woolford 25%
Sub - Morison 0%
Sub - Jackson 0%
Sub - Easter 0%