The sorry saga that is Bolton Wanderers this season has hit new lows after the club entered into administration on Monday.
A club statement confirmed that Paul Appleton and Asher Miller of David Rubin & Partners had been appointed as Joint Administrators of Bolton Wanderers Football & Athletic Club and Burnden Leisure Limited in the High Court of Justice.
This administration is the latest twist in a downward spiral that has blighted the club off the pitch and also seen Phil Parkinson’s side relegated to League One, having finished the season in 23rd place.
So against this back-drop of uncertainty, what next for Parkinson, should he remain at he club next season?
“I wouldn’t if I were him.
“They’re a basket case and by the time we kick off they could be much further adrift than the 12 points we expect.
“He’d be a fool to stick around and suffocate his reputation further.
“Get out; everyone else will.”
“I don’t think that would be a good move for either party.
“Parkinson needs to avoid becoming the villain in a messy situation at the club. Although the future looks brighter now, there is no guarantee that things will get much better next season.
“The club needs fresh leadership and a fresh identity on the pitch if it is to succeed in League One.”
“He has to go.
“The mood amongst Bolton fans is at rock bottom right now, and it seems Parkinson is not helping that.
“While he got them promoted the last time the club was in League One, the situation is very different now, and his record in the Championship does not suggest he is the man to keep them there if they do return, so it makes little sense to keep him around now.”
“Not for me.
“It would be best for all parties if he left. Parkinson has done a great job there but it is a relationship that has soured.
“Bolton need a new long term option to help the rebuilding process.”