Ian Holloway Leaves Crystal Palace ‘By Mutual Consent’, Tony Pulis Hot Favourite To Take Over

Chris Wright

23rd, October 2013

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By Chris Wright

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When Crystal Palace called a press conference for half-past five this afternoon, the entire footballing world was fairly sure what their big announcement was going to be and, sure enough, word has broken that Ian Holloway has been relieved of his duties at Selhurst Park with the club second-bottom of the Premier League.

The news won’t be made official until the presser, but it’s being reported that Holloway and Palace have parted company “by mutual consent”.

You could argue that he over-achieved to get Palace up and into the top tier in the first place but, excluding play-off games, the salient statistic is that Holloway had only won 12 of the 40 league matches he oversaw at the club.

The Palace squad just screams “Championship” in pretty much every department and let’s face it; they’d probably be mired to the bottom all season long if Sunderland weren’t quite so pathetic.

However, the good news for Eagles fans everywhere is that Tony Pulis seems to be the unanimous favourite to step into Holloway’s wake, so…y’know…beautiful football is back on the agenda!

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  1. 571258@gmail.com' KingB31331 says:

    This is the same clown that said he would gladly take a 10-0 defeat just to hear the Kop sing YNWA? The only surprise is that it took this long for him to lose his job.

  2. richard_from_belfast@hotmail.com' Jarren says:

    Took big balls for Holloway to hold his hands up and say “you know what, this isn’t working”.

    Of course you can say that he bought too many new players, some of which were Premiership relegation fodder, but at least he didn’t wait for the inevitable.

    I think Championship teams should stick with what they’ve got once they’re promoted.

    Maybe it’s a league too far for the players, but if they play to their best week in week out there’s no reason why they can’t stay up.

    Well, surely it’s best to end up 4th from bottom with pride in your heart than relegated after one season with a bunch of strangers who’ll fuck off regardless.

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