Ian Holloway sacked by Millwall in wake of Norwich defeat

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IAN Holloway has been sacked by Millwall.

Lions chairman John Berylson has brought Holloway's disastrous tenure at The Den to an end in the wake of a 4-1 home defeat to Norwich on Saturday.

Neil Harris has been placed in caretaker charge until the end of the season.

Berylson, who publicly backed Holloway on several occasions in recent weeks, came to the decision over the weekend and was supported unanimously by the board.

The club's American owner had been reluctant to pay the termination clause in Holloway's contract but the limp display against the Canaries has seen him lose patience.

He said in a statement: "This was a hard decision to take because we very much hoped that Ollie would prove to be the man to take us forward and on to the next level.

"I would like to thank him for his efforts, and in particular for keeping us in the Championship last May.

"This season, though, has proved to be an extremely challenging one and we now find ourselves facing another uphill battle to avoid relegation.

"Ian Holloway remains a fine manager and it was his impressive track record which led us to appoint him some 14 months ago.

"However, our view is that the decision to part company at this stage is in the best interests of the football club going forward.

"Neil Harris has agreed to take over managerial duties for the remainder of the season and I am confident that Millwall fans will give him every support over the next couple of months as we strive to turn our current run of form around."

Millwall are second from bottom in the Championship, eight points adrift of safety and on their worst-ever run of form at The Den in a single league season.

Since September 1, Holloway has overseen just four wins from 33 fixtures and the Lions are on the brink of relegation to League One.

Alex Aldridge


189 thoughts on “Ian Holloway sacked by Millwall in wake of Norwich defeat

  • March 10, 2015 at 09:07


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    • March 10, 2015 at 09:52

      @lowdown: 10 games left !!! Can still be done, believe me the ones above are still lookin over there shoulders !!!

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      • March 10, 2015 at 10:01

        @bollocky: If bomber don't get the results we would all want please stay of he's case, he's putting he's a*** on the line for club !!!

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      • March 10, 2015 at 10:16

        Stay up or go down, the main thing is the gloom is lifted from the club.
        What ever league we are in next year, the club might have a better chance
        of bringing some fight and spirit back into the club with Holloway gone.
        The negativity that bloke created around the Den and the supporters was unreal.
        One thing, we won't have to listen to our cheerleaders banging on with...
        " In Ollie We Trust". Now that was embarrassing, it all started getting a bit
        to Anorak and Train Spotters like.

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      • March 10, 2015 at 11:52

        @bollocky: lovely news..
        Good luck bomber, maybe get Carlos to give you a hand. Nice 442 simple system with wingers banging crosses in and a couple of our forwards facing towards the goal banging away
        I'll take relegation a lot happier now!

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    • March 10, 2015 at 09:53

      @lowdown: @lowdown:
      Great news and now it's up to the players to play for their future and nail these next 10 games.....

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      • March 10, 2015 at 10:41

        @east stand boy: Its do able but we need to see how Saturday and Tuesday go if we get the response as we hope for from the players and the new management team we have a fighting chance and that would suite any real Millwall side.
        Right formation give the young un's a go its a shame that Ollie locked Fred into that loan or Bomber could have got him back to try to reproduce his form at the Den, lets all get behind them now that he has gone. COYL !!!!

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    • March 10, 2015 at 09:58

      @lowdown: yeah good bye, thanks for nothing!!! Give youth a run bomber start preparing for next year, but your hands may be tied, anyway we might spend the next few seasons in league one, but I believe we'll build a team that will compete at championship level, who will be in charge for all this? I think Mark Warbaton. Likes for - dislikes against

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    • March 10, 2015 at 17:29

      Last game I went was shef weds at home and couldn't be bothered to watch the singing away fans anymore. At least with bomber in charge I wont be able to hear nothing but MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • March 10, 2015 at 09:08

    at last. Well done mr berylson

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