Johan Mjallby explains how managing Bolton Wanderers is harder than Celtic

The Swede says he and Neil Lennon are finding it harder in the transfer market.

Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon is now discovering the advantage he had when he was at Celtic, in particular in the transfer market.

The former Celtic boss' assistant at Bolton is former Bhoy Johan Mjallby. He has been speaking to The Bolton News about their transfer plans for the upcoming season. He admits it was easier to convince players to play for Celtic compared to Bolton:

“I think it is a harder job than we had at Celtic – but you still had to be clever in that department.

“Celtic is a massive club and you had the lure of Europe but the SPL is maybe not viewed as that attractive without Rangers or any competition.

“I think we are more or less going into the same markets when you compare it Celtic and Bolton."

Lennon and Mjallby left Celtic last summer after four successful years at the helm with Lennon as boss. The pair took over at Bolton in October and led The Trotters to a solid, but unspectacular end to the season.

With one game remaining in the Championship season Bolton are currently sitting in 18th position in the Championship table, although could end up finishing 16th in the table if results go their way on the final day of the season.

Next term Lennon will want to push the team on and hopefully fight for promotion back to the Premier League. However, it seems that without the prestige of name that Celtic once brought, he is struggling to convince his targets that the Macron Stadium is the right destination for them.

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