Ian Holloway is a well spoken football man with a short life as manager at Leicester. In this special interview, he gives a number of good reflections on his time in the game and on how he would have avoided the drop in most seasons of Premier League with Blackpool, getting 39 points and ending 19th in 2010/11, just a point below Wolves, who saved themselves on 40.
This was probably seen as the best ever achievement from him as a manager and far from the experience of being relegated to League One with Leicester. This must have been his darkest moments in football. Halloway had good periods in management with QPR and Plymouth, and was last seen in management at Grimsby three years ago.
He joined Leicester in November 2007, and what was to become a nightmare, started brightly with a 2-0 win against Bristol City. With that win Holloway set a remarkable record, being the first Leicester manager in 50 years to win his first game in charge.
After taking Leicester down to the third tier, he said he would not go out alone on the streets of Leicester, afraid to be shot, but still wanted to continue the job, being on a 3,5 year contract and surely could have taken the team straight up again, somehting Nigel Pearson did, coming in as his replacement.
His hero act at Blackpool will for always be remembered by their frans and of course giving the city back great pride as one of the grand teams of the past, having players such as Alan Ball, Jimmy Armfield, Stanley Matthews and Stanley Mortenson on their books, last seen, before 2010/11, in the top flight back in 1970/71.
Ian Holloway will for always be a manager to remember at Leicester, and no one here looks at him as the greatest, but at other clubs and among football relations, he is well respected and known for being quick and funny with a special answer to much questions.
Looking up the interview, you will find a number of good answers on some funny and well placed questions, regarding Man City, Erling Haaland, Blackpool and Pep Guardiola as well as other thoughts and reflections on the game today.
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