Former QPR, Millwall and Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has responded to Charlie Adam tipping him for the Sunderland job, seeming to confirm his interest in the role should it be offered him.
The 56-year-old appeared to jump at the idea of replacing Jack Ross as manager of the Black Cats, showing his great desire to take on the job by stating: “I would run up there,” if the job were to be available to him. Showing the extent to which he covets the managerial position at the club – as per the Sunderland Echo.
Jack Ross was sacked yesterday despite the club remaining in the play-off spots and in the round of 16 of the Carabao cup and Holloway believes it would be: “a magnificent job for somebody.”
The former QPR man has become somewhat of a revelation on Twitter recently, doing Q&A’s with fans and honestly answering many questions about the football world, and this has given him the opportunity to express his views on footballing subjects, with the original link made by Charlie Adam being made on the social media platform.
Holloway had a win rate of 32.5% during his two years at the helm at QPR between 2016-2018. The experienced Englishman, who has managed 951 Football League games in a managerial career that started in 1996, seemed to throw his hat into the ring by mentioning that: “There’s all sorts of favourites going on and names being mentioned but nobody but you lot has mentioned me.
“What a wonderful, wonderful opportunity with the fanbase to actually get things going again.”
Holloway would bring a wealth of experience should Stewart Donald decide to appoint him, something that would contrast greatly with the previous appointment of Jack Ross.
However, the Sunderland hierarchy may be more interested in younger managers who play a more exciting brand of football such as former Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel.
It will be interesting to see how the situation develops on Wearside, with the fans demanding better results that could see them challenge for the automatic promotion places by the end of the season.