Many were glad to see the former Crystal Palace forward leave the club, with fans criticising his running of the club in the later months of his reign after a number of dismal displays.
Davies worked with Freedman for a short spell with Bolton, before leaving to join Preston in 2013, and he told talkSPORT that the Scot ripped the heart out of the Trotters.
The 37-year-old forward said: “I don’t want to come across as bitter, but I think he created a bad atmosphere.
“It became a sterile place. What the club stood for when Sam Allardyce was there was the fans, the togetherness. It was a great club, a family club, and it felt like that had been ripped out. It wasn’t a great place to be.
“I didn’t really enjoy training. There was a line between the staff and the players and the people at the academy. There were factions around the club.
“It needs to be brought together. There is a lot of work to do. Everyone needs to be pulling in the right direction.”
Following Freedman’s dismissal, the Trotters appointed former Celtic man Neil Lennon as manager, and he has a lot of work to do to improve upon the lone victory Bolton have claimed this season. However, Lennon arrives from a trophy laden spell with the Scottish Premier League Champions, and Davies believes he is the perfect man to lead the Greater Manchester side to success.
He added: “I watched them play two or three weeks ago and the fans were really frustrated and the players looked like they were lacking in confidence and direction. As a young manager, he will bring a lot of enthusiasm into the club.
“He has got a big job on his hands, but I think he is capable of getting them out of the trouble they are in right now.”
Lennon has a week to wait until he leads the Trotters out for the first time, with a trip to Birmingham planned for October 18, and Davies will be one of many devotees dreaming for a victory.