Megson relieved of Bolton duties

by Neil Sherwin

Struggling Bolton Wanderers have sacked manager Gary Megson after a poor first half of the season that sees them struggling in 18th place in the Premiership.

Megson had been in charge at the Reebok Stadium since 2007 but never really endeared himself to fans and was booed during last night’s 2-2 draw with Hull City, a game which they led 2-0.

“The decision has been taken in the light of the position the club finds itself in the Barclays Premier League at the halfway point of the season,” said the club in a statemnet on its website.

Assistant Manager Chris Evans and First Team Coach Steve Wigley will take charge of first team matters for the interim period.

Bolton face Lincoln City in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend.

Former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is the early tip to take over, with Darren Ferguson and Paul Jewell also being mentioned as possible candidates.

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