Whenever I'm with him he talks about Queens Park Rangers: Don Goodman backs Ian Holloway appointment

General view outside Loftus Road

Holloway looks set to be appointed by the R's.

Don Goodman has told Sky Sports' EFL Weekly Podcast that prospective Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway 'ticks every single box'.

Holloway looks set to be sworn in as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Loftus Road replacement, a decade after leaving the club.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway

The 53-year-old, who has most recently been working as a pundit, managed the R's for five years, having played for them for another five during the 1990s.

Despite being without a club since leaving Millwall 18 months ago, Holloway would be a fantastic option according to Goodman, his colleague at Sky.

"Compiling that list of attributes that you’d want, I think Ian Holloway ticks literally every single one of them doesn’t he?" the former West Brom and Wolves striker said. "In terms of promotion from the Championship, not once but twice; he’s watched an awful lot of Championship football with us at Sky Sports over past couple of seasons; and the passion that he exudes... whenever I’ve been in his company he talks about QPR. He feels the frustration more than most.

Wolverhampton Wanderers - Don Goodman

"I think the fans will be able to relate to him and he would be a fantastic option for QPR."

Holloway led QPR to promotion from the third tier in 2004 and established them back in the Championship before speculation linking him with a move to Leicester City prompted his departure.

The Bristolian eventually took the reins at Plymouth Argyle and then Leicester, before taking both of his next two clubs, Blackpool and Crystal Palace into the Premier League against the odds.

Remarkably, Holloway has only ever been sacked once as a manager - by previous employers Millwall.

General view outside Loftus Road

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