Keith Hill is the latest name to be linked with the vacant managerial position at Bolton Wanderers, according to Football Insider.
Previous manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin resigned on Wednesday, proclaiming they had done all they could for the club but that their positions were untenable.
The club has been in administration since early May and with only four senior players on the books, Parkinson was forced to field youth players in Bolton’s four games so far – with the mid-week fixture against Doncaster Rovers postponed.
Hill has a lot of experience managing in League One and in Lancashire, having spent a combined total of eleven years managing Rochdale in two spells with the club – including getting them promoted from League Two in 2010 and in 2014.
Former Bolton player Kevin Nolan has also stated that he is interested in becoming the club’s next manager, but until the future of the club off the pitch is sorted, it is unlikely an appointment will be made soon.
Keith Hill would be a solid appointment for the club. He would help bring stability under a new takeover as he knows the division very well.
He works wonders in the transfer market so would be able to find suitable loan players and free agents, and get the club back on its feet.
With a points deduction and currently a bleak future, it looks like the best Bolton can hope for is to start afresh next season in League Two, a level where Hill flourishes. He would be able to take them back from the brink and to a level where they belong given time and confidence.