John Hollins Wife: John Hollins passed away at the age of 76, according to Chelsea. After making more than 400 appearances as a player for the West London club after joining at the age of 15, Hollins took over as manager for three years in 1985.
Following his death, John Hollins leaves behind his beloved wife, Linda Hollins, and his adored son, Chris Hollins.
Their thoughts and memories will be permanently linked to the history of this Chelsea legend.
Who is Linda Hollins?
Linda Hollins is the late John Hollins’ wife. Linda and John Hollins have a son called Chris Hollins. Between 2005 and 2012, Chris was the primary sports presenter on BBC Breakfast.
Although it has been difficult to determine Linda’s actual birth year, we have determined that she was born in or around 1949.
Because she has not shared much about her siblings, early life, and interests, information about them is limited. Her high school education is unknown.
Who was John Hollins?
John William Hollins MBE was an English footballer and manager. Hollins became a key figure for Chelsea as a young player, thriving under both Tommy Docherty and then Dave Sexton.
Hollins, described as a’selfless, defense-minded, energetically flexible, and creative’ midfielder, went on to score 64 goals in 592 appearances for Chelsea, the seventh highest for a Blues player.
Hollins spent four years at Queens Park Rangers and four years at Arsenal before returning to Chelsea for a year before retiring at the conclusion of the season.
He retired after winning the 1964-65 League Cup, the 1969-70 FA Cup, the 1970-71 European Cup Winners’ Cup, and the 1983-84 Second Division title.
Hollins was moved from a teaching role to manager at Chelsea when health difficulties caused John Neal to quit.
His career began well, but after three years he was fired in March 1988, with Chelsea on a four-month league losing streak.
He went on to manage Swansea City, Rochdale, Stockport Tiger Star, Crawley Town, and Weymouth.