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Holloway Is Named Boss

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11:27 3rd November 2012

Crystal Palace Football Club are delighted to announce that Ian Holloway has joined the club as first team manager on a four and a half year contract. Keith Millen has also joined the club as assistant manager.

Holloway, 49, will be in attendance at today’s game against Blackburn but will not be taking charge of team affairs and said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and a fresh start. 

“It is sad to leave Blackpool as my time there was the best trip I have been on and leave very proud of what was achieved and I would like to wish them all the best. I just see this as too good an opportunity to turn down. 

“I got great energy when I met the club’s owners and just can’t wait to get going. 

“I am bringing in Keith Millen as my assistant who is a Croydon boy and he is as excited as I am about the opportunity.”  

Co-Chairman Steve Parish told the official club website “The board and staff of Crystal Palace are delighted to welcome Ian to south London. He's a manager I have long admired and one I believe will bring something fresh and new to our club. I am sure the supporters will be as excited about this appointment as I am and will get fully behind him.”