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Newly promoted manager clear favourite to become new Bolton boss

One newly promoted manager has been named as the clear favourite to become the new Bolton Wanderers boss according to bookies.

It has been seven days since the Trotters went with the decision not to renew Keith Hill’s contract, after their relegation was confirmed.

Majority of clubs in the English Football League voted to base the final League One and League Two tables via points-per-game (PPG).

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This meant Bolton will be playing in the fourth tier of English football for the first time in over 30 years.

The vote also promoted Ryan Lowe’s Plymouth Argyle back to League One at the first attempt.

It is the second consecutive season that the manager has got a team promoted, following Bury to League One in 2019/20, only for the club to be expelled after failing to secure a financial takeover.

His success at League Two level is bound to attract attention from clubs at that division, and with Bolton managerless and wanting a quick return to League One, Lowe is definitely the man to do it.

He has been listed at 1/1 by Sky Bet, however, Plymouth chairman Simon Hallett has spoke with PlymouthLive, and it doesn’t make good reading for Trotters fans.

Hallett has recently stated that Ryan Lowe is going nowhere and has given Lowe his full backing.

He said: “As Ryan knows, I think he’s wonderful, he has been fantastic for the club and fantastic for fans. I also think it has been great for him and his team.”

Hallett added: “So, with all due respect to Ryan, who has been fantastic in so many ways, I’m pleased about the legacy that we are going to have when he eventually leaves – and he ain’t going nowhere.”

Lowe signed a three-year contract at the Devon club when he joined last season. Despite having a new owner, it is unlikely that Bolton would be able to afford the compensation to lure him away.

Based on this, it’s best the Bolton turn their attention elsewhere, so here’s who else is listed by the bookies…

Ryan Lowe – 1/1
Sam Ricketts – 4/1
Ian Evatt – 9/2
David Lee – 7/1
Nigel Clough – 9/1
Steven Reid – 10/1
Gary Bowyer – 12/1
Chris Powell – 14/1
Kevin Nolan – 14/1
Sol Campbell – 14/1

Former Bolton player Kevin Davies has claimed that Bolton could easily attract managers from higher up the football league pyramid this summer.

He said, as reported by Bolton News: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone because you are nearly starting from scratch with the squad, you have a top stadium which is a massive selling point and a big fanbase who are just desperate to see the club doing well again. If someone gets that right… It is some club.

“I honestly think there will be managers in League One who would drop down to manage Bolton.

“And I know of good candidates who have won promotions, worked at the lower end of the Championship, who would fancy the job.”

Davies continued: “It depends on the style of football you are look at – are you willing to take a bit of time and get a manager who wants to play, or it is promotion-first, and the style isn’t so much of a consideration?

“Either way you need someone who is astute, knows which players are going to fit with his style of play and if Bolton are restructuring their recruitment department you need to be able to work with that too.

“The size of the club at that level of football should mean you can pick up some of the better out of contract players.”

Fans gave their reaction after seeing that newly promoted manager Ryan Lowe is clear favourite to become new Bolton boss, whilst others also suggested who they wanted brought in…

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  1. Karl parkinson

    19th June 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Only one man for the job Nigel Clough end of but we will settle for second best again ps no compensation for Clough

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