Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon appointed new Bolton manager


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Bolton Wanderers have announced the appointment of Neil Lennon as the club’s new manager. He will take charge of first team affairs on Monday morning and his first game in charge will be an away trip to Birmingham City.

The former Celtic manager will be joined at the Championship side, by assistant manager Johan Mjallby and first team coach Garry Parker.

A statement on the official Bolton website read: “The club are delighted and excited to appoint Neil Lennon. He brings with him experience at the highest level and an infectious enthusiasm to take the club forward.”

Lennon replaces former Scotland international Dougie Freedman who was sacked at the start of October after two years in charge.

Lennon had a successful four years in charge of Scottish champions Celtic, where he won three league titles, two domestic cups and secured qualification to the group stages of the Champions League in two successive years.

The statement added: “The extensive list of high calibre applicants demonstrated how those candidates viewed the opportunity to manage the club, even in its present position at the bottom of the Championship table.

“Following a process of first and second interviews with a shortlist of initial candidates, a unanimous decision was taken by Eddie Davies, Brett Warburton and Phil Gartside.”

Bolton, currently bottom of the English championship with five points having won only one league game out of 11 this season, are currently £163.8 million in debt.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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