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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ex-QPR John Hollins Appointed Manager of Weymouth

UPDATED: John Hollins now confirmed as manager of Weymouth

BBC Hollins revealed as Weymouth boss
Weymouth have confirmed the appointment of former Chelsea boss John Hollins as their new manager.
The 61-year-old replaces Jason Tindall, who was sacked on Monday with the Terras languishing in 19th place in the Blue Square Premier.
"I've been patiently waiting for the right job and the chance to take over at Weymouth was too tempting a challenge to turn down," said Hollins.
"It's clear that Weymouth is a club with lots of potential and ambition."
Former Chelsea, Arsenal and QPR midfielder Hollins has previously managed at Swansea and Rochdale and in the Blue Square Premier at Crawley Town.
Weymouth chairman Malcolm Curtis said: "After speaking to numerous candidates John was absolutely our first choice for the post.
"His appointment is tremendous in every way for the club. Not only does he bring us experience, professionalism and a passion for the game, but he's also a great ambassador." BBC

Snippets: Ex-QPR John Hollins Reportedly Managerial Favourite

This is Dorset/Ky Capel - Hollins at the helm?
By Ky Capel
MARCUS Browning admits the sacking of Weymouth manager Jason Tindall was "a sad day" but remains keen to stay at the Wessex Stadium.
Browning was brought to the club during the summer by former Bourne-mouth team-mate Tindall, who installed the 36-year-old as his right-hand man as well as being part of the playing staff.
But the midfielder, who would like to continue as assistant boss, is unsure what will happen with the expected arrival of John Hollins as the new Terras chief at a press conference later today (3pm).
Browning told Echosport: "It's a sad day for us but we have got to move on and deal with what life throws at you.
"I would like to carry on as an assistant but I will have to wait and see what the new man wants to do and he may well bring in his own people. I'm in the dark at the moment.
"I took training yesterday and we tried to keep things as normal as we could and we shall do the same today.
"I'm happy to stay, I've got a family to look after and I can't really afford to just pack up and leave."
Tindall was dismissed yesterday morning on the back of a 3-2 defeat at Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday,...
The club are expected to announce the 30-year-old's replacement this afternoon, who is believed to be former Chelsea legend Hollins.
Hollins' last managerial role saw him in charge at league rivals Crawley Town, a post he left in October 2006. Before that, the man who made over 450 appearances for the Blues also managed Swansea City and Rochdale with caretaker stints at QPR and Stockport County.

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