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Bolton Fire Megson

Bolton Wanderers have fired manager Gary Megson this morning.

“Gary Megson has been relieved of his duties as first team manager of Bolton Wanderers Football Club with immediate effect,” a statement on the club’s official website reads. The decision has been taken in the light of the position the club finds itself in the Premier League at the halfway point of the season. Assistant manager Chris Evans and first team coach Steve Wigley will take charge of first team matters for the interim period. The club wishes to place on record its thanks to Gary Megson for his hard work and commitment to Bolton Wanderers during his tenure as manager.”

Megson becomes the third Premier League boss to lose his job this season, and the second in less than a fortnight following Mark Hughes’ exit from Manchester City.

There will be a lot of speculation about who will take over from Megson. The usual names will be trotted out, Mark Hughes (no), Peter Reid (for Bolton’s sake I hope not). I wonder if Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside will take a gamble on an up and coming young manager like Darren Ferguson?

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