QPR manager Ian Holloway has made a career out of revitalising under-performing teams with a lack of notable funds.

His methodology is based on fielding 11 men with a relentless work ethic and desire to win. He's not a man who will tolerate egos, and anyone who doesn't fit into what he's trying to do will be swiftly put in their place.

We take a look at some of Ollie's greatest examples of rallying an under-par side in order to turn them into winners.

Bristol Rovers

It was Holloway's first managerial appointment which saw him take on the now out-dated player-manager role. Rovers were struggling on and off the pitch and achieved a particularly unspectacular 17th place finish in Division Two (now League One).

The next season saw a marked improvement as he guided the side to a fifth place finish and an unexpected spot in the play-offs in 1998.

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Queens Park Rangers

In Holloway's first spell in charge of the club, Ollie took over half way through the 2000-2001 season tasked with keeping the club in the old Division One. Despite taking the club down, Holloway took it upon himself to rebuild the struggling R's over three years before returning to the Championship in 2004. He then secured the club in mid-table in the Championship before leaving amidst links with the managers role at Leicester City.

Blackpool

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Arguably the biggest success of Holloway's managerial career. He took over the Seasiders at the end of the 2008-2009 season which saw them finish 16th under caretaker boss Tony Parkes. The following season Holloway famously took the Tangerines to the play-off final, which they won 3-2 against Cardiff City to achieve an unprecedented promotion to the Premier League.

Blackpool, who many deemed to have no chance of surviving in the top-flight came painfully close to pulling off the impossible, only to be relegated on a dramatic final-day which saw them defeated 4-2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Having experienced success in some real underdog scenarios, I think it would be wrong to write Ollie's credentials off at this stage, as he looks to replicate his past successes with QPR next season.