Bolton Wanderers could be set to be taken over, after negotiations between the club and a consortium fronted by Dean Holdsworth are reaching a pivotal stage, according to Bolton News.
Sports Shield consortium are in discussions with current Trotters boss Eddie Davies and his representatives, about taking over the club and they are led by Holdsworth, who scored 39 goals in just over 150 games for the club between 1997 and 2003.
Bolton have struggled since being relegated from the Premier League and the financial issues that have hit the club showed this summer, when manager Neil Lennon was forced to search the bargain bins for potential new signings.
Should the takeover happen, there could be changes made to the back room team at the Macron Stadium with chairman Phil Gartside as well as the manager’s positions coming under scrutiny.
Bolton are currently second bottom of the Championship but have won just one game so far this season, and it is hoped that a takeover would provide a cash injection to the team that looks like it could be in trouble.
The Trotters face a tricky match against Steve Clarke’s Reading in their next Sky Bet Championship fixture, in a match that both teams will be desperate to win, to get back to winning ways.
Bolton fans…….What do you make of the news? Are you relieved that the club could have new owners before the January transfer window? Are you worried at all about the finances of the consortium? Let us know what you think in the comments below!