Ian Holloway comments on Bolton Wanderers job, explains how club can return to glory

Ian Holloway

The Sky pundit was asked if he was keen on the job.

Bolton Wanderers have had a torrid season.

The club have had to survive staring at potential financial oblivion and have been relegated from the Championship after a poor run of form this season.

The club are also without a manager after the departure of former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

So the club are currently on the hunt for a new gaffer, but would Ian Holloway be interested?

The former Blackpool and Crystal Palace boss has a heap of experience in the Football League and would be a great option for the Trotters.

He was at the Macron Stadium this weekend as Bolton took on Championship leaders Middlesbrough – ending up losing the game 2-1.

Holloway, who was working for Sky, was asked if he would be handing in his CV at the club yesterday by Soccer AM.

To which he quipped:

“No my CV is with Sky.

“I promised I would work with them for a year, my year’s not up yet, they’re not fed up with me so (laughs) I’m still here.”

Holloway did however go on to praise the club and suggest what Bolton need to do to work their way back up the leagues:

“It’s quite unbelievable when you turn up here. This stadium is absolutely outstanding you know they have got the structure.

“You’ve got to try and get control of the club. The debts kill you, they have got to clear the decks and get rid of all the high earners.

“They’ve got to find a strategy which I would suggest is getting the young players.

“It’s a long journey but it is a massive club. They’ll come through it and they’ll build. I just hope they do it with their own home-grown players.”

Currently the likes of former Bolton assistant Phil Brown and midfielder Kevin Nolan have both been linked with the job.

So it will be interesting to see just who does get the Bolton job ahead of a tough rebuilding challenge.

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