Written by Luke Shepherd
‘Ollie’ is back, and as you’d expect, supporters are fairly split on whether this is a good appointment for QPR.
The 53 year old, appointed as manager yesterday, returned for his second spell as manager of QPR. A former player and manager of the club, Holloway is sure to implement his love and passion for the football club after the unsuccessful spell of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who was sacked last weekend after the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.
Big things were expected from Hasselbaink when he joined The R’s last season, after a successful spell at Burton Albion, where he won promotion from Sky Bet League 2. But he really did fail in his fairly short time at QPR.
QPR, currently lying in 17th, started off the season well playing some excellent football and getting some good results. They started off the campaign with a 3-0 win at Loftus Road against Leeds United, then a 2-0 away win against Cardiff City. But things failed to materialise, and after a terrible run of results, Hasselbaink parted company with QPR. He says he was “disappointed” to leave QPR, but most QPR supporters wasn’t too disappointed to see Hasselbaink go.
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Not too many people were expecting Holloway to rejoin Queens Park Rangers when Hasselbaink left the club, and he really does have a huge task on his hands. Holloway, who has managed 873 games in his career, winning 3 promotions in that time, with QPR, Blackpool and Crystal Palace said “I wanna try”, “And you know I’m a trier”. He added “I feel honoured, privileged and proud,”
“It’s a huge moment for me and I am delighted to be back here.”
“I feel this is the right time for me. I feel like I’m back home now and I can’t wait to get started.”
“Does anyone know this club better than me? Probably not. Has it changed much? Maybe. But I know what it means to everyone out there”.
“People would die for this club and I want our players to show that in their performance, and our fans to show them that they care about the players as much as I will do as their manager.”
Holloway is sure to install some self-belief into a team extremely low on confidence after a run of bad results. Will this turn out to be a good appointment QPR? We will have to wait and see. As he’s said, he’s a trier, and he will certainly do all he can to get the R’s moving in the right direction.
QPR fans, are you happy with this appointment? Let us know in the comments below!
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