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Monday, July 16, 2007

Former QPR (and Chelsea) Player and Coach John Hollins Turns 61

Born July 16, 1946.... Signed from Chelsea by Dave Sexton in June 1975, Hollins was an integral part of QPR's 1975/76 "Championship" Winning Team (primarily alternating a position between himself and Mick Leach). And the following three seasons, Hollins moving between midfield with some games as central defender.
After QPR's relegation, Hollins was set to stay at QPR and then changed his mind and joined Arsenal...and then subsequently joined Chelsea as player coach.
In the mid-1980s, after Terry Venables left, QPR attempted to take Hollins from Chelsea to manage them. That failed... A few years, back Hollins was coach at QPR and became Acting manager. Was last season at non-league Crawley.

See Also Wikipedia -

Hollins Careeer -

May 2007 QPR Net Interview with John Hollins on his time as a player with QPR in the mid-to-late 1970s and as QPR coach and Caretaker Manager in the mid-1990s. Some interesting comments! The John Hollins Interview
[NB: In response to some of Hollins comments, former QPR Chairman, Nick Blackburn had a response/rebuttal - QPRNet/Blackburn

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