Bolton Wanderers considering Jimmy Phillips appointment?

Bolton considering Phillips appointment?
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Championship side Bolton Wanderers are reportedly tempted to appoint coach Jimmy Phillips as the club's new manager.

Jimmy Phillips is reportedly under consideration to become the new manager of Bolton Wanderers on a permanent basis.

The 46-year-old was put in temporary charge of the Trotters, alongside fellow coach Sammy Lee, last week following the sacking of Owen Coyle.

While the pair were not thought to be initially in the running for the job, chairman Phil Gartside has been impressed with the work that they have done so far, according to The Guardian.

Lee, who had a spell in charge of Wanderers back in 2007, has admitted that he and Phillips have so far enjoyed their stint at the helm.

"These last few days have been fantastic, but I've thoroughly enjoyed my time since I have been back here, if I'm being honest," he told the club's official website. "When Jimmy and I were asked to do it, we didn't give it a second thought. I will do whatever I can for the football club.

"The boys have been spot on. They have been focused and I have been very pleased with their application. We know there is a lot of quality in that dressing room.

"We have a gameplan which we want to impose on whoever we play, but in order to do so you have to have the basics right. We have been working hard on that and have stripped things back."

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday ruled himself out of the running for the job.

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