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Ian Holloway

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12, 1963
Gloucestershire, England
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12, 1963 (age 58)
Gloucestershire, England


Soccer coach and former professional soccer player who is well known for his terms managing the Bristol Rovers, the Queens Park Rangers, and Blackpool Football Club. He initially gained fame playing professionally for the Bristol Rovers and Queens Park Rangers.

Before Fame

He began his career apprenticing with his hometown team, the Bristol Rovers, finally turning professional in 1981.


In June of 2004, he appeared on the BBC series Stress Test, which addressed his explosive fits of rage both on the field and affecting his personal life.

Family Life

He grew up with his mother Jean in Cadbury Heath. His father, Bill, was an amateur soccer player, seaman, and factory worker. He met wife Kim when she was just 14. The pair have four children named William, Eve, Chloe, and Harriet.

Associated With

He managed the Millwall Football club, presiding over players like David Forde and Carlos Edwards.