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World Cup winner on shortlist for Bolton manager’s job

World Cup winner Mauro Camoranesi is understood to be on the shortlist for the manager’s job at Bolton Wanderers according to journalist Jamie Gardner.

His tweet, which said the board were as being seriously considering him, was posted on Monday evening and it quickly gathered attention from the Trotters fanbase.

It is understood discussions have taken place regarding Camoranesi being a replacement to Keith Hill who departs after more than nine months and 29 league games in charge.

Of the 286 days and 33 games at the helm, Keith Hill picked up a 18.2 win percentage.

Who is this ex-player turned manager then? 43 year old Mauro Camoranesi is currently with NK Tabor Sežana in the top tier of Slovenian football.

They sit in 7th place, taking 29 points from 27 games, with the season back in full swing after the season was halted in April.

Camoranesi was only appointed at the club on the 3rd of January, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract with Slovenian PrvaLiga side.

Since he’s come in, he’s guided the team to 6 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats league and cup.


The Argentine, but is part Italian through his great-grandfather, was part of the Italy team which became world champions in 2006.

The midfielder Camoranesi played for Serie A giants Juventus between 2002 and 2010 before ending his playing career back in Argentina, where it all began.

Before starting his role in Slovenia earlier this year, he had coached in Mexico.

He has a further season to run on his contract with his existing club, and it is understood Bolton are looking to offer a two-year deal to the successful candidate with the option of an additional 12 months.


1995–1996 – Aldosivi – 31 games (0 goals)
1996–1997 – Santos Laguna – 13 games (1 goal)
1997 – Wanderers – 6 games (1 goal)
1997–1998 – Banfield – 38 games (16 goals)
1998–2000 – Cruz Azul – 75 games (21 goals)
2000–2002 – Verona – 54 games (7 goals)
2002–2010 – Juventus – 224 games (27 goals)
2010–2011 – VfB Stuttgart – 7 games (1 goal)
2011–2012 – Lanús – 35 games (0 goals)
2012–2014 – Racing Club – 39 games (3 goals)
Total – 522 games (77 goals)

2003–2010 – Italy – 55 games (4 goals)



Nigel Clough- 9/4
Steven Reid – 9/2
Gary Bowyer – 5/1
Ryan Lowe – 5/1
David Lee – 6/1
Ian Evatt – 9/1
Kevin Nolan – 14/1

Alex Dyer, who has just signed a two-year deal to become permanent manager of Kilmarnock, says Reid is ready to step into a senior role.

“He is 100 per cent ready,” he said. “He’s a good man, he knows football, it’s been a joy working with him at international level. He had a good career – he’s got all his coaching badges.

“I spoke to him two days ago and I knew he was going for the job and I wished him all the best with it. I would love to see him get the job.”

The club, who will be playing in the fourth tier of English football for the first time since 1992, are believed to want to act as quickly as possible to make an appointment

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