There are currently six EFL managerial jobs available for Ian Holloway to manage in the 2019/20 season and now he’s revealed which in particular he’s keen on managing next.
He has been appearing on the highlights show EFL on Quest as well as popping up here and there for other media work but now he’s keen on being a boss again.
Holloway was last manager of Queens Park Rangers, being appointed on the 11th of November 2016, but then left the club on 10 May 2018.
And now, he is keen on taking over at Walsall as mentioned in the Express and Star, who were relegated to League Two.
He said: “I want to get back to work but I don’t want it to be at a club where there is every chance I could be moved on after six or 12 months.
“At the stage I’m at in my career, I’m looking for a project.
“I want to be at a club I can move forward. I want to develop young players – for me, it’s all about learning and teaching now.
“And I want to play in the way I played at Blackpool.
“That is what I want, it doesn’t matter about the level.
“It’s all about the project and making a football club better. That’s what I’m looking for and if Walsall think I can do that for them I’d be happy to speak to them.
“I’m really enjoying working in the media and the opportunities I’ve been given.
“That’s why my next job has to be the right one because I’m enjoying what I’m doing now.
“The most important thing for me is that I enjoy doing whatever I’m doing for the rest of my life.
“But I’d love the chance to make a football club better. It is all about the process.
“I want to develop a team and develop young players who play in a modern way but with old fashioned values.
“How good we’d be would be down to the players we’d sign and the attitude they’d bring.
“But it would be wonderful managing a club that is really worth getting excited about.”
He is also getting a huge amount of messages from Plymouth Argyle fans for him to have a second spell with.
Screenshots have been posted on a Facebook group showing a fan’s message to him about coming back to the club, which he appears to have responded to as can be seen in the photo below…
He even tweeted this…
Holloway was in deep regret after he left Plymouth for Leicester over 10 years ago, he told Bristol Live in March: “In hindsight, I didn’t show enough respect to the Plymouth fans and should at least have stayed until the end of the 2007/08 season. If I had, we might have built something special.”
With all this speculation, Walsall and Plymouth fans have given their reaction – find out what they had to say on the next page.