Millwall have today sacked manager Ian Holloway.

The former Crystal Palace and Bristol Rovers boss had been struggling for results in the Championship all season and it has left Millwall 23rd in the league and eight points adrift from safety.

Holloway was a vital part in securing Championship safety at the end of the last campaign. He planned to move the club forward and challenge for a top ten spot in the league.

Millwall chairman John Berylson said: “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.

The Lions have appointed Neil Harris as first team manager until the end of the season. 

 


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