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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 October, 2004, 15:38 GMT 16:38 UK
Hollins wants Rovers return
Hollins is an experienced manager
Hollins is an experienced manager
Former Chelsea manager John Hollins says he would like to fill the vacant position at Raith Rovers, less than two weeks after resigning from the club.

Hollins left his job there after becoming unhappy with Claude Anelka's interference in team selection.

Anelka is now director of football and Hollins says he would like to return.

"I would, though, want to have 100% control of the team. Every manager wants that and I would be no exception," he told The Courier.

"I wasn't happy leaving in the first place but felt I had to make a professional stand.

"My job was to assist Claude, who invested in the club and wanted to be part of the footballing side of things despite being relatively inexperienced in the game.

"Though I took charge of one match, which we drew, that never happened again and there was no point in working day after day without being able to make the changes needed.

"I could have stayed and taken the money but I have pride in my work.

"Doing what I did probably brought matters to a head and whatever happens next has to be for the good of Raith Rovers.

"Going back would excite me and I have spoken to the chairman."

Hollins quits Rovers
25 Sep 04 |  Raith Rovers

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