Pal Holloway is now a rival for Millwall boss Jackett

17:23 08 November 2012

New Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway. Photo credit: Andy Lloyd/EMPICS

New Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway. Photo credit: Andy Lloyd/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett says that his close friendship with new Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will not get in the way of the south London rivalry between the two clubs.

The Lions chief worked as assistant to the Bristolian for three years when he was in charge of Queens Park Rangers between 2001 and 2004.

He celebrated his fifth year in charge at The Den on Tuesday, while Holloway took charge of his first Eagles game after being installed as Dougie Freedman’s replacement at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

While Millwall played out a 0-0 bore draw at their manager’s home town of Watford, former Blackpool boss Holloway oversaw a 5-0 thrashing of Championship basement boys Ipswich to storm to the league’s summit.

Jackett revealed that he had congratulated his friend on his new appointment but admitted that they are now professional and local rivals.

He said: “I’ve wished him all the best and I hope it goes very well for him, personally as an individual and for his family. They are terrific people, all of them and they deserve success.

“Anybody that has met him or knows him knows he’s a terrific individual.

“That’s on a personal level. On a professional level we are in the same area and we are competing and we both understand that.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Millwall news

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Highbury Stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of famous football stadiums with this tricky quiz.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (left) and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas in action during the 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium.

With the 2014/15 season coming to an end it is only right that we straight away look forward to next season, so here is the full fixture infortmation featuring all the major competitions next term.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Millwall player ratings

It was a frustrating season for Millwall fans who saw their side relegated to League One and manager Ian Holloway sacked. Despite that, some players came out with some credit and our Millwall man Jay Taylor has rated them out of 10.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Championship team of the year

It is of course that time of year again as we look at the season as a whole and judge player-by-player and team-by-team.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
circa 1970:  Millwall footballer Barry Kitchener cooling off with a team mate (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

In this Old London Blast from the Past, we bring you this great picture of the late Millwall footballer Barry Kitchener cooling off with a team mate after a sweaty match.

Don't Miss...

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Millwall Transfer News

Highbury Stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of famous football stadiums with this tricky quiz.

Read more
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (left) and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas in action during the 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium.

With the 2014/15 season coming to an end it is only right that we straight away look forward to next season, so here is the full fixture infortmation featuring all the major competitions next term.

Read more
Millwall player ratings

It was a frustrating season for Millwall fans who saw their side relegated to League One and manager Ian Holloway sacked. Despite that, some players came out with some credit and our Millwall man Jay Taylor has rated them out of 10.

Read more
Championship team of the year

It is of course that time of year again as we look at the season as a whole and judge player-by-player and team-by-team.

Read more