Dougie Freedman on whether quitting Crystal Palace for Bolton was the right move

Holloway & Freedman

Dougie Freedman controversially quit Crystal Palace for Bolton Wanderers in 2012.

Dougie Freedman has told The Mail he accepts leaving Crystal Palace for Bolton Wanderers was not the right move to make.

Despite this the current Nottingham Forest manager says that put in the same position back in 2012, he would have made the same move because he was firm in his conviction at the time it was best for his career.

The switch backfired quickly, with his replacement Ian Holloway instantly guiding Crystal Palace to promotion, while Freedman's spell at Bolton gradually worsened after a positive start, and he ended up getting fired in late 2014.

He told The Mail: "I would still make the same decision because of where I was in my life and what I felt was going on.

'If you're asking me was it the right decision, it wasn't of course, because look at what happened at Palace. I felt I contributed in that. But it gives me huge satisfaction."

Palace remain in the Premier League, sitting in 13th place under the guidance of Alan Pardew.

Freedman is hoping to join them with Nottingham Forest, but will have to rely on the play-off route, where they are already nine points off sixth place.

His old side Bolton Wanderers are in a more desperate state, sitting bottom of the league with four wins all season out of 31 games, relegation to League One surely beckons.

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