Moving into the New Year, there looks to be no let up for beleaguered Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson, whose side are beset with off-field problems as the Chairman looks to sell the club, while on the pitch, the Trotters are rooted in the Championship relegation zone, three points from safety.
Parkinson’s side have picked up only five wins all season and with a total of 22 points after 26 games, need a major change of fortune if they are to pull themselves out of trouble.
So, with all the issues on and off the pitch, does Parkinson have the toughest job in the EFL?
He has the unenviable task of trying to manager football team in the midst of a circus, so I would say his job is impossible at present and certainly one that is nigh on impossible to be successful with.
Phil Parkinson is in some sort of management purgatory – it reminds me of a person standing still and all behind them is moving at lightning speed.
It’s a job not many will want if he walks away, but it’s the one he has, and I am sure he is doing the best he can with what he has to try and keep Bolton up.
It’s certainly up there.
The situation at Bolton is embarrassing and you have to feel sorry for the players and staff.
Parkinson has done a remarkable job with the Trotters over the past few years but he’s up against it now in terms of keeping them in the Championship.
It’s right up there.
The likes of Jim Bentley and others in League Two on their budgets have a case but none seem in as much turmoil as Bolton right now.
Blackpool’s owners have been negligent, but Ken Anderson seems intent on being a bonafide word I’ll get in trouble for typing out. You know the one.