Report: Steve Cotterill and Nigel Adkins frontrunners for Bolton Wanderers' managerial hotseat

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill before the match

Steve Cotterill and Nigel Adkins being considered for the managerial post at Bolton Wanderers.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill before the match

Steve Cotterill and Nigel Adkins are involved in a battle become the next Bolton Wanderers manager, according to reports from the Bristol Post.

Following their relegation into League One, Bolton have been actively looking to appoint a permanent manager as they bid to earn promotion into the Championship at the first go next season and a number of names have been linked with the hotseat at the Macron Stadium over the past few weeks.

Recently, Bolton co-owner Ken Anderson had gone on to reveal that he had interviewed three candidates and without disclosing the identity, he stated that all of them boasted promotions under their belt.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins before the match

Anderson said, "We have four men on the final shortlist, and I spoke to three of them on Monday. All the candidates I spoke to have been successful at League One and Championship level and have promotions under their belt."

Now according to the Bristol Post, two of the three aforementioned interviewees are former Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill and ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins.

Cotterill has been out of work since leaving Bristol City back in January while Adkins was recently sacked by Sheffield United.

The reports claim that Cotterill is currently the frontrunner but even Adkins is being seen as a favourable choice by the Bolton hierarchy.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins before the match

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