Midfielder, Football player
Who is Pat Holland?
Holland, a midfielder, made 296 appearances for the east London club between 1969 and 1981, including the FA Cup Final in 1975 and the European Cup Winners Cup Final in 1976, where he scored one of West Ham's goals as they went down 4–2 to Anderlecht.
He then joined Leyton Orient as player-coach and later had spells at Queens Park Rangers as reserve team coach, and Orient as youth team coach. In 1988, he became youth and reserve team coach at Tottenham Hotspur. In 1995, he became manager of Leyton Orient, who had just been relegated to Division Three. Despite being heavily backed by new chairman Barry Hearn and managing a coup in signing Peter Shilton, Holland presided over what remains the club's lowest-ever league finish in 1995-96, before being sacked in the wake of an awful start to the 1996-97 season.
Holland subsequently coached at Millwall, eventually becoming assistant to Willie Donachie in 2006. Donachie was sacked by Millwall Football Club on Monday 8 October 2007 after a disastrous start to the 2007/08 season, with Millwall at the bottom of the League One table. Holland stayed as Millwall Chief Scout until the beginning of the 2008/09 season when he took up the same position at Milton Keynes Dons.
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- Sep 13, 1950
- Lived in
- Poplar, London
on July 23, 2013