Bolton Wanderers are having a tough time of it of late, despite being back in the second tier of the English pyramid for the second season on the trot following a brief flirt with League One.
The current man in charge, and one that is majorly under the cosh – Phil Parkinson. Guided the Trotters back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Since then, transfer embargo’s and administration have hampered his time at the University of Bolton Stadium. With a last day win against Nottingham Forest securing survival, many of the fans would have been hoping to have, at least, a half decent season this year.
However, Bolton have won only once in the previous ten matches. Today Parkinson has come out to fight his corner, but it seems the vultures are starting to circle and many can’t see his reign lasting too much longer.
With the future not looking too rosy, the Football Manc Cave ran a poll – with 79% insisting on new blood being brought into the club immediately. We take a look at TWO managers who could replace Parkinson…
Big Sam managed Bolton through thier best years in the Premier League, having guided the Trotters into Europe.
This may be a little left-field, however, Allardyce has a rich history of taking over a club in turmoil and on tight budgets. In turn, transforming them into stable teams, he even got West Ham United promoted from the Championship back in 2012.
The Portuguese man has managed Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City. He led the Owls to two playoffs in his two years in charge – reaching the final in one and semi’s in the other.
His style of play didn’t go unnoticed and a move to Swansea happened.
He boasts a lot of experience in such a short space of time within English football and could be a good shout while he’s still out of work.