We would like to thank Ian for all his hard work and dedication to Queens Park Rangers Football Club. Of course supporters have a range of views of his recent time as manager; but he was tasked with the job of keeping the club in the Championship with a team in transition, and he achieved this. He had to keep the show on the road in an environment where the wage bill had to be cut and experienced players would leave the club.
Ian cared passionately about the club; and increasingly that passion has been demonstrated by the players. We are very pleased that he was able to bring into the first team a number of young players of real promise. He has changed the culture of the team so the players really seem to care about their performances.
We think it is deeply regrettable that stories about Ian Holloway’s sacking and the identity of his likely successor appeared in newspapers well–before the official announcement of his departure. It is unacceptable if, as is likely, the press where informed by a club source. No employer should “leak” the imminent sacking of an employee . To do so to someone who has worked so hard over so many years is especially inexcusable.
Ian Holloway has dedicated years of his life to the club as a player and twice as manager. We wish him all the very best.
We trust the new manager will have been selected following a thorough recruitment process.