Millwall board will stand by decision to keep Ian Holloway

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MILLWALL chairman John Berylson will stand by his decision to keep Ian Holloway.

The Lions board faced calls from some fans to remove Holloway from his position after Tuesday's 3-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

But Berylson, who publicly backed Holloway during the transfer window, is not about to change his mind and fire the 51-year-old.

"The decision was made in January by the chairman to change the team and keep the manager," chief executive Andy Ambler told Lions Live.

"He went public with that decision and you all saw what happened – we got rid of a lot of players and brought in a lot of players.

"When you look at it, performances improved.

"That decision was made and if we were to consider sacking the manager now, not only would it be a waste of the money spent by the chairman in January but sacking the manager is always a million-pound decision.

"I don't care who it is, you don't just sack the manager, you end up sacking the whole coaching team and some of the players too.

"We've got 13 games left, a manager that pulled us out of a worse situation last year when we were bottom of the league with nine games to go and, although it doesn't feel like it, we're three points better off now.

"I fully appreciate what the fans are saying because our home form has been dreadful but the position of the chairman is to back the manager, give him the players and see where it takes us."



95 thoughts on “Millwall board will stand by decision to keep Ian Holloway

  • February 27, 2015 at 10:43

    Oh dear the vote of confidance....does this mean Holloways's out if we lose again tomorrow??

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    • February 27, 2015 at 11:32

      @paulsanders22: let's see , Rotherham have conceded 8 goals in their last 2 games so what they need now is a team to turn up , play just 1 up front , fire a few shots wide , maybe get 1 on target then fall to pieces once they concede , Wonder who they've got ?

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      • February 27, 2015 at 12:06

        @southstandview: Mmmm sounds like the Lions, but can any of our current players call themselves a 'Lion', more like a kitten!

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        • February 27, 2015 at 16:22

          My kitten is 4 months old and has more bottle than this mob

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  • February 27, 2015 at 10:43

    Ambler your talking out of your a*** if you think we are in a better position then last year..the only time last year we was in the bottom 3 was when holloway put us there..and dont tell fans that you fully appreciate them cos you dont.

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    • February 27, 2015 at 13:44

      @Jim28: Well said Jim, Holloway took us to the bottom, not Lomas, but it looks like there are at least 18 people on here who cannot accept that fact.

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      • February 27, 2015 at 16:37
        Permalink Ambler has got his cronies on here to dislike criticism.

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    • February 27, 2015 at 14:26

      @Jim28: Well said Jim28, that'll make the liquid go down better tomorrow in Wetherspoons! ( NOLU, WDC ).

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