Dougie Freedman becomes the new manager of Bolton Wanderers
Bolton have not rushed to appoint a successor to Owen Coyle although their search appears to be over after Crystal Palace confirmed that Dougie Freedman would be leaving his managerial post to take charge of Wanderers.
October 23rd, 2012
Freedman had last week distanced himself from the vacant post claiming he was not the sort of person to leave the job half done, although the Scot has now left Selhurst Park and will attempt to revive Bolton’s fortunes after they were relegated last term.
Palace released this as an official statement:
“Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that first-team manager Dougie Freedman has joined Bolton Wanderers,” read the statement on the club’s website.
“The board of the club would like to put on record their thanks to Dougie for all his efforts over the past couple of years and their disappointment over the events of the past few days.
“The search for a replacement starts immediately.
“The team at tonight’s game against Barnsley will be taken by assistant manager Lennie Lawrence and first-team coach Curtis Fleming.”
Bolton have struggled badly on the road this season and chairman Phil Gartside has clearly sought to appoint a new manager who can build a squad not only capable of enjoying promotion this term but becoming a permanent fixture in the Premier League.