John Hollins MBE

John Hollins has considerable coaching and managerial experience having managed Chelsea.

In a distinguished playing career with Chelsea, Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers, Hollins made over 900 League appearances. He captained Chelsea and helped them to UEFA and Cup Winners Cup victories also setting a record for consecutive appearances with the West London club (167 between 1968 and 1970).

He collected another Cup Winners Cup medal with Arsenal and was awarded an MBE for his services to the game.

He began his managerial career with Chelsea and won the Full Members Cup in 1986. Hollins would go onto manage QPR, Swansea, Stockport, Stockport Tiger Star, Crawley Town and Weymouth.

In 1993 Hollins joined the coaching staff of his old club QPR and was caretaker manager between Stewart Houston's dismissal and Ray Harford's appointment during the 1997-98 season.

Hollins enjoyed a successful reign as manager of Swansea City where he guided Swansea to the Division Three title in 1999/2000.

Hollins also led Rochdale into the play-offs in 2001/02.

After a short spell as assistant manager at Raith Rovers in 2004, Hollins became manager of Crawley In November 2005.

His most recent role was with Weymouth where he left the club in December 2008.

Honours (3)
  • league-titles
    • Swansea City:
      • Nationwide Football League Division Three Champions, (2000-05-07)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Chelsea:
      • Full Members Cup, (1986-03-23)
  • personal-awards
    • Chelsea:
      • Awarded MBE, (1981-01-01)
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