Reebok reign over for boss Megson

30 December 2009 11:14
The 50-year-old leaves the Reebok Stadium following Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at home to Hull, which the Trotters had led 2-0.[LNB]A club statement read: "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.[LNB]"Assistant manager Chris Evans and first-team coach Steve Wigley will take charge of first-team matters for the interim period."[LNB]Megson's departure is unlikely to be lamented by the Bolton support. Even though he helped save the club from relegation when he took over after an ill-fated stint by Sammy Lee in 2007, the Trotters faithful have never warmed to a man dubbed "the Ginger Mourinho".[LNB]Countless times he was forced to deflect attention on himself away from the team, insisting the fan reaction was not having an impact.[LNB]But chairman Phil Gartside knew that situation was unsustainable over the long-term and, after tossing away a two-goal lead at the Reebok Stadium last night, has decided to act.[LNB]With an FA Cup tie at home to lowly Lincoln looming on Saturday, followed by a Premier League trip to Arsenal next Wednesday, it is not as if Bolton have any breathing space to take stock.[LNB]Evans and Wigley will take temporary charge, although whether Gartside appoints either man on a full-time basis is open to doubt given the disaster that unfolded when he appointed Lee from Allardyce's backroom team.[LNB][LNB] Barclays Premier League Relegation 2009/2010 Win Outright: Bolton 3/1  

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