QPR boss clarifies ‘bomb’ remark

QPR: Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway has clarified his recent comment that “the bomb has gone off” at QPR.

As West London Sport reported earlier this week, the Rangers manager made the remark during an interview with BBC Radio London, referring to financial restrictions resulting from the club’s previous spending.

His comments were reported differently elsewhere and portrayed as a possible reference to the club’s ongoing legal wrangling over a Financial Fair Play fine, leading many to conclude that a decision had been made and it was bad news for QPR.

Holloway told QPR’s website: “I said the bomb has already gone off, in reference to the money that has been spent in the last few years by the club.

“The club have spent an astronomical amount of money but we didn’t have great success in return for that incredible outlay. THAT was the bomb.

“I knew that before I came here. This isn’t new, this isn’t about now. That bomb went off a couple of years ago!

“I am here to tidy things up, and help my owners get value for money from everyone we’ve got, and whoever we might get.”