Phil Parkinson is unlikely to remain as Bolton manager once the proposed takeover of the club goes through.
That’s the latest according to Sun reporter Alan Nixon who has revealed that the new owners would want to bring in their own man to help the struggling Championship side.
“Don’t see him being there under new owners. But if Bolton win Saturday season still alive. If not … future planning starts. Mind u. Who pays him off?”
As Nixon refers to, Bolton have a huge game this weekend when they travel to relegation-threatened Wigan in what is a must-win game.
Parkinson’s men are seven points behind the Latics and could potentially move to within two of safety if they pick up all three points.
If they fail to do so relegation seems inevitable but any potential change of ownership would please supporters who are understandably angry at the current regime.
Owner Ken Anderson confirmed yesterday that he hoped a takeover would go through later this week as he desperately looks to sell the Trotters.
This isn’t the news that Parkinson will be wanting to hear just days before their biggest game of the campaign but it’s no surprise really.
We’ve seen time and time again new owners will come in and appoint their own man and it makes sense for them to go with someone they trust.
But, the manager can’t control that. All he can do is prepare his side for Saturday and maybe a win would change their mind for the short-term at least.
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