The popular pundit struggled as manager at Leicester City.
Leicester City’s incredible season is not looking like stopping anytime soon. The Foxes are fighting for the Premier League title and it would be fair to say now that they are the favourites to pick up the trophy.
Leicester are currently seven points clear at the top of the table, which is incredible considering that they were seven points away from safety in the relegation zone this time last year.
It is even more incredible when you consider they were only relegated to the third-tier of English football as recently as 2008.
The manager of the club at the time was Ian Holloway and he was asked on Sky Sports News HQ today (06/04/16) whether he felt the club could ever achieve something like this when he was at the club.
His answer was unequivocal:
“Not in a million years. Not even this time last year, the run they went on to stave off relegation was quite amazing.
“You have to congratulate the club.
“The club was in all sorts of meltdown. People were picking up money, we were getting it all wrong, its academy wasn’t right.
“But the supporters have always been there for them and they deserve it.”
Leicester’s story is without doubt one of the most incredible in the history of football and most neutrals will undoubtedly be hoping that they can hold off Tottenham and Arsenal in hot pursuit to pick up a historic title triumph.
After dropping to the third-tier of the Football League just eight years ago it is truly a magnificent achievement from the club and Holloway among many is hopeful they can complete the miracle.