Jimmy Phillips: 'Bolton Wanderers won't rush manager search'

Owen Coyle
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Bolton Wanderers academy director Jimmy Phillips insists that the club will not rush their search for a new manager.

Bolton Wanderers academy director Jimmy Phillips has admitted that the club need a manager that can take the club forward.

Phillips and Sammy Lee have been placed in temporary charge by Bolton chairman Phil Gartside and the 46-year-old has revealed that Gartside is in no rush to bring a new manager in to replace Owen Coyle.

Phillips said: "Phil Gartside asked myself and Sammy Lee to take charge of first-team affairs and he's in no rush to appoint a new manager.

"The next manager is going to be a very important decision and it needs to be one that takes the club forward."

Phillips made 221 appearances for Bolton between 1993 and 2001.

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