Holloway: I'm not a comedian
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has had enough of being seen as the class clown and is determined to be taken more seriously as he prepares for a return to life in the Barclays Premier League. He is known just as much for his quick wit and one-liners in press conferences and interviews as he is for having now guided two teams into the top flight, but now the Bristolian wants his achievements to speak for him. "I'm trying to talk in a way so people don't think I'm funny anymore, I'm fed up with that," said the 50-year-old.
“I'm trying to talk in a way so people don't think I'm funny anymore, I'm fed up with that,”
"I'm not a comedian, I'm a football manager - at the end of the day that is what I do. It may be hard for Holloway to take things lightly at the moment as he works to add more depth to his squad and avoid the fate that befell Blackpool, the last team he guided into the top flight.
“You can ask my wife what time I finish and what time I start at the moment, she will tell you,”
Relegated after just one season in which the Seasiders drew universal praise for their open and expansive play, Holloway is putting in the hours as he strives to find the right players to help Palace survive. "You can ask my wife what time I finish and what time I start at the moment, she will tell you," he added.
“I have a very helpful tool here where I can get a lot of information about how far people run, what miles they cover and what passing patterns they have got,”
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