Ian Holloway Vs Chelsea

With Millwall opting to sack Ian Holloway, we decided to look back at some of the former QPR and Leicester manager’s best quotes.

Second-bottom in the Championship and some eight points from safety with 10 games left to play, Millwall are running out of time to save themselves from relegation to League One.

All of which goes some way to explaining why the Lions have decided to part ways with manager Ian Holloway, announcing the move in a statement on their official website.

Appointed to the post back in January of 2014 on a two-and-a-half-year deal, the 51-year-old Bristolian lasted just over 14 months at the Den.

Best remembered for his stint in charge of Blackpool during their single season in the Premier League, Holloway has also managed Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers during a colourful post-playing career.

And while it’s not always been smooth sailing for the West Country favourite, one thing he has always guaranteed, in his press conferences at least, is entertainment.

Here are five of his best-ever quotes.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

"He’s six foot something, fit as a flea, good looking – he’s got to have something wrong with him. Hopefully he’s hung like a hamster – that would make us all feel better. Having said that, me missus has got a pet hamster at home, and his ****’s massive."

4. Goal celebrations

"I don’t see the problem with footballers taking their shirts off after scoring a goal? They enjoy it and the young ladies enjoy it too. I suppose that's one of the main reasons women come to football games, to see the young men take their shirts off. Of course they’d have to go and watch another game because my lads are as ugly as sin."

3. Joey Barton mooning Everton fans

"It was a bit cheeky wasn’t it? But I don’t think it was that bad. It would have been worse if he’d turned round and dropped the front of his shorts instead. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a couple of butt cheeks personally. (…) If anybody’s offended by seeing a backside, get real. Maybe they’re just jealous that he’s got a real nice tight one, with no cellulite or anything."

2. QPR’s financial situation

"It’s like the film Men in Black. I walk around in a black suit, white shirt and black tie where I’ve had to flash my white light every now and again to erase some memories, but I feel we’ve got hold of the galaxy now. It’s in our hands."

1. Post-match reflections

"To put it in gentleman’s terms, if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee."

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