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“Would be a great appointment” – Blackpool reportedly consider move for Bolton Wanderers figure: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt is currently be considered by Blackpool as the Championship outfit aim to fill their managerial vacancy, as per a report from The Bolton News. 

Evatt, who guided his Bolton team to a ninth-placed finish in League One last season, managed to secure promotion from League Two the season before.

Preparing to challenge even higher up the division next season, it is set to be an action-packed summer for the Trotters, with Evatt speculation now starting to dominate the scene.

Blackpool are looking to appoint a young and progressive manager, similar to the departed Neil Critchley, following the 43-year-old’s decision to take an assistant manager role at Aston Villa.

Three of our writers here at FLW have shared their thoughts regarding Blackpool’s interest in bringing Evatt back to Bloomfield Road but in a managerial role…

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Declan Harte 

Evatt has done quite well with Bolton, who finished the season strongly and showed they could be a contender for promotion in the next 12 months.

The loss of Critchley was a big blow, but Evatt has done an excellent job with Wanderers and could be an ideal replacement.

The 40-year old has built an impressive CV from a short career in management so far.

Turning Bolton into a competitive League One side from the get-go was an impressive way to follow up promotion from League Two.

Adam Jones 

Evatt has proved himself to be a decent manager during his time at the University of Bolton Stadium, guiding the Trotters to League Two promotion and taking them to a respectable finish last term.

This is why he certainly wouldn’t be the worst addition for the Seasiders and considering his previous ties to the club, he may get more time than others to try and prove his worth at Bloomfield Road.

Losing Neil Critchley was a huge blow but if they can recruit another promising up-and-coming manager like Evatt, that could help to compensate for such a huge loss.

Able to work within a limited budget too, Bolton’s boss would be a suitable candidate for this role.

Carla Devine 

I think this would be a great appointment for Blackpool. Ian Evatt has worked his way up from the National League and shown his talents as a manager.

He had a great season at Bolton and they were unlucky not to go up or at least reach the play-offs but it does show how close Evatt came to reaching that level. Furthermore, he has spoken about his desire for promotion this season meaning that step up is where he wants to be.

He’s shown he can get results out of players, recruit well and always holds high standards which are translated on to the pitch. Therefore with the Tanrgeries keen to push up the table themselves, it would be a great match.

Ian Evatt also won’t have to relocate drastically for this job which means he would be able to be a lot more committed to the task than someone from the other end of the country.


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