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Holloway takes Millwall job

Ian Holloway has been confirmed as the new manager of Millwall.

Holloway has agreed terms a two-and-a-half-year deal and will take charge of the Championship strugglers for Saturday's trip to Huddersfield Town.

The 50-year-old resigned as manager of Millwall's south London rivals Crystal Palace earlier this season, having guided the Eagles to the Premier League.

Holloway quit the Selhurst Park job saying he could not turn the team around after their poor start to the season.

Millwall sacked Steve Lomas last month after their difficult first half of the season which sees them currently 21st in the Championship table and now out of the FA Cup following a 4-1 drubbing at Southend last Saturday.

Holloway has previously managed Bristol Rovers, Queens Park Rangers, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City and Blackpool.

"Millwall Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed with Ian Holloway for him to become new manager following the departure of Steve Lomas on Boxing Day," confirmed the club on their website.

"Ollie is set to take up his new position this week and will be in charge of the team for the Championship fixture at Huddersfield Town on Saturday."