Bolton Wanderers are hoping to have appointed their new manager by the end of next week, according to the Bolton News.
The Football Ventures consortium are reportedly set to immediately commence the search for Phil Parkinson’s replacement following their purchase of the club earlier this week.
Parkinson resigned as manager of the League One club last week after just over three years at the helm, with the former Bradford boss walking away amid previous uncertainty surrounding Bolton’s future.
With the club’s takeover completed on Wednesday, the Trotters’ new owners are to start interviewing candidates straight away. However, the urgency of the appointment means they are reportedly only interested in speaking to managers currently unemployed.
Former Bolton midfielder Kevin Nolan has been strongly linked to the vacancy, with the 37-year-old having been out of work since his departure from Notts County in August 2018.
Jimmy Phillips is set to take charge of Bolton’s match against Gillingham on the weekend, as they look make further ground on their 12-point deduction handed to them over the summer.
This will come as a reassuring update to Bolton fans, as it appears the new owners are committed to restructuring the club as soon as possible.
It will come as a relief if Bolton can finalise a managerial appointment in the near future, as this could help put an end to any uncertainty surrounding the club.
I think Nolan could be a great choice for the position, as he is extremely familiar with the club and the fans would take to him straight away. He could be the addition Bolton need to galvanise the fan base behind the new ownership.
It will be a difficult task to keep Bolton in League One this season given their considerable points deduction, but the club could really help themselves by making some signings and a strong managerial appointment in the coming few days.