Evans quits role with Trotters

12 January 2010 05:55
Coyle took charge of Bolton on Friday, taking up the reins from Evans who had served as caretaker boss following Gary Megson's exit at the end of December.[LNB]Evans, appointed by Megson shortly after his arrival at the Reebok Stadium in October 2007, at least managed to steer Bolton into the last 32 of the FA Cup with a 4-0 third-round win over Lincoln.[LNB]But despite being given the opportunity to work with Coyle, Evans has felt it in his best interests to part company with Bolton.[LNB]"Having been invited by Owen to discuss the possibility of a role in his newly-formed management team, I felt with due consideration that Owen, Bolton Wanderers and myself should start afresh," said Evans on Bolton's official website.[LNB]"I wish to place on record my sincere gratitude to the players and staff for the support I have been given over the past three seasons.[LNB]"I am particularly grateful to the chairman Phil Gartside, chief executive Allan Duckworth and Eddie Davies for their backing throughout.[LNB]"Gary Megson gave me a tremendous opportunity in becoming his assistant and to be part of this club, and I thank him wholeheartedly for that.[LNB]"I enjoyed every single moment here and I wish Owen, his management team and all at Bolton Wanderers continued success in the future."[LNB]Naturally, Gartside expressed his gratitude to Evans for his time at the club.[LNB]"Chris was 100 per cent committed to the cause of Bolton Wanderers and I want to place on record our thanks and great appreciation for all his efforts during his time at the football club," said Gartside.[LNB]Steve Wigley and Alan Cork, appointed in the summer of 2008 by Megson as head coach and assistant head coach respectively, have been relieved of[LNB]their duties.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk