Holdsworth delivers update regarding Bolton Wanderers’ next managerial appointment

Bolton chief executive Dean Holdsworth has stated that the board is remaining patient in their search for a new permanent manager.

In a joint venture with the Inner Circle Investment Group, Dean Holdsworth’s consortium, Sports Shield, completed the takeover of Bolton Wanderers back in March and the acquisition came just in time to save the club from going into administration.

One of the first actions of the new regime upon the takeover was to get rid of manager Neil Lennon and then Jimmy Phillips was put in charge at the Macron Stadium on an interim basis.

Upon the completion of the Championship season, Bolton are now on the lookout for a permanent manager and names such as Phil Brown, Peter Reid, Ian Holloway and Chris Wilder have all been linked with the position.

Now Holdsworth has gone on to provide an update on Bolton’s managerial situation and has stated that the club will take their time over the summer before selecting a candidate.

He told the Bolton News: “I understand people want to see a manager appointed and I agree it’s very important we sort it. But it can’t just be set in stone. We need to find that perfect person who’ll fit into the remit of what we have got.

“I have put together a structure the manager will fit into, just as I have the players. Now, we (Holdsworth and co-owner Ken Anderson) need to set down exactly what we want. There will be more conversations on that this week.

“It can’t be about the financials any more. It must be about whether they fit for this football club. It’s such a vital decision. We’ve made the decision to hang on a bit and make sure we pick the right person.”

Bolton will spend next season in League One and it will be interesting to see if whoever takes charge is able to guide them straight back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

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