October 8, 2012
OUT THE DOOR
Ream's manager in Bolton is sacked
Owen Coyle, the man who brought former Red Bulls central defender Tim Ream and ex-Houston Dynamo standout midfielder Stuart Holden to Bolton Wanderers, on Tuesday was fired as manager of the English club.
|Tim Ream will be getting a new manager in Bolton.
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Bolton, which was relegated from the Premier League after last side, is in 18th place in the npower Championship after recording only three victories in the team's first 10 games.
It is not unknown how this would affect the two players because new coaches usually mean new players.
“Owen poured his heart and soul into the job, both on and off the pitch, and he led our club with great dignity during some very challenging times," Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said in a statement on the team's website. “It is the right time for a change. We set a target at the beginning of the season and want to get back on track.
“I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Owen, Sandy Stewart and Steve Davis for all their hard work during their time at Bolton Wanderers.”
Academy manager Jimm Phillips and head of academy coaching and development Sammy Lee will run the team while a successor is found. Bolton will host Bristol City in its next game on Oct. 20.
“I have always been driven to act in the best interests of the club and care passionately about it," Coyle said in a statement on the Bolton website. “I had fantastic times here as a player and it has been a privilege to have held the post of manager.
“I want to thank the fans for their backing since I returned, the chairman Phil Gartside and the owner Eddie Davies for their support and friendship and the club’s staff and players for all their effort and commitment.
“I wish everyone connected with Bolton Wanderers all the very best.”