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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Holloway: Penrice & Breaker Still NOT Yet at Plymouth

"...Ian Holloway is still awaiting the arrival of Gary Penrice and Tim Breacker, who formed his backroom team during his time at QPR.
"It's dragging on a bit. The contracts and negotiations are very complicated," he said. "Hopefully, Mr Paladini will be able to deal with the monetary side of things for losing their jobs. They will be giving up more money to come here, that's a fact, so they are trying to sort that out. It hasn't been plain sailing but, hopefully, Mr and Mrs Stapleton are having a meal with Mr Paladini and his wife tonight and they are very good friends. I'm sure I wouldn't be here now if Mr Stapleton hadn't intervened with my situation."
Plymouth Diary

Penrice & Breaker were put on Gardening Leave back in February at the same time as Ian Holloway. (Although unlike with Holloway, I don't recall any "explanation" given as to why they were put on leave.)

On August 25, QPR's Official site was updated and for the first time since they were put on Gardening leave, no longer listed Penrice and Breaker as QPR coaches.

The removal of Penrice & Breaker's names from the QPR site came a day after Plymouth issued a statement saying Penrice and Breaker Set to Join Holloway at Plymouth

Plymouth Official Site - Argyle's New Coaches
August 24 -IAN Holloway's back-room team at Argyle will be completed next month when coaches Gary Penrice and Tim Breacker finalise their moves from Queens Park Rangers.
The two have been in limbo since the Pilgrims' new manager himself was put on gardening leave by Rangers' chairman Gianni Paladini towards the end of last season.
However, that situation is set to be resolved, and Holloway believes that Argyle will benefit from the input of his trusted lieutenants.
"They've both got to go back to QPR for their deals to be settled but they have agreed their contracts with us," said Holloway. "That's vital for me, and vital for us.
"Hopefully, they will be starting on September 1, providing their negotiations go okay with Gianni Paladini, which I'm sure they will.
"All I've been doing is trying to get my staff, my players - hopefully those two situations will be sorted in the next couple of days. I'm delighted."

On August 4, the Plymouth Evening Herald reported Penrice should be joining Plymouth the following week

" Penrice Set to Link up with Holloway"
Gary Penrice should become the latest addition to Ian Holloway's backroom staff at Home Park by next week.
Penrice was a coach for Holloway at both Bristol Rovers and Queens Park Rangers and is a trusted ally of the new Pilgrims' boss.
When Holloway was put on 'gardening leave' by QPR in February after a fall-out with chairman Gianni Paladini, his two coaches - Penrice and Tim Breacker - suffered the same fate.
Holloway took over at Argyle on June 28 but Penrice and Breacker remain on the payroll at the west London club.
"I have offered something to Gary Penrice and he has had a problem to sort out with QPR," said Holloway. "I think they are doing that as we speak. The role I will be talking about will be different to what he did at QPR."
Holloway confirmed no offer had been made yet to Breacker.
When asked whether he would like to bring Breacker to Home Park, Holloway replied: "We will have to wait and see. Other things will have to happen at this end first."...
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