Ian Holloway: 'It’s always about the team and the togetherness'

03 January 2020 03:15
The new Grimsby manager looks back on his decision to become a manager and what drives him to succeed in the jobBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkIf I’ve got a lemon, I’m going to try and make lemonade out of it. That’s how I was brought up. I was six years old, and playing for a team where I was way out of my age limit, when I heard someone say to my dad on the sidelines: “Is that your boy, Bill? He’s good, but he’s little. Will he make it?” When I got home, I asked my dad what I could do about being so little. “Just try harder than everyone else, kid. If you really want to be the best, always work as hard as you possibly can.”From that age, I had one focus. I was so dedicated that, by the time I was 10, I was doing 100 press-ups and 100 sit-ups a night. And, really, it was my fitness that got me there in the end – I was a central midfielder and I could run better than almost anybody. Maybe not Roy Keane, but almost everybody else. Related: Clarence Seedorf: ‘If someone has talent and ideas, give them a chance’ Related: 'I feel like a kid in a sweet shop': Ian Holloway appointed Grimsby manager Related: Ian Rush: 'It’s funny that I’m teaching kids now, as I used to hate coaches' Continue readingreadfullarticle

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