Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway is feeling the heat after receiving criticism from fans following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at local rivals Brentford.
The 54-year-old has come under fire from disgruntled supporters following a dismal run of six straight league defeats and the former midfielder must try to remain focussed on his job at Loftus Road to guide the club through difficult spell.
When Holloway was appointed manager of The R’s for the second time in mid-November he took over a club which was sitting in 17th place in the Sky Bet Championship table after 16 matches. With QPR having played 28 further league matches under Holloway’s guidance, the club now find themselves two places worse off in 19th position while the West Londoners are not yet mathematically safe from relegation.
In total, Holloway has taken charge of 29 matches in all competitions as manager of QPR but has lost 17 of those fixtures while winning just nine. Previous R’s manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took charge of 47 matches during his time in the Loftus Road hot seat and despite the Dutchman’s struggles with QPR, he lost just 15 matches with his side being guilty of too many draws.
Unless current manager Holloway can swiftly turn the club’s form around, the pressure is likely to continue to increase on the Bristolian boss and he could find himself fighting for his job after less than six months in charge.