Wanderers Sack Megson

  • December 30, 2009 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have confirmed the sacking of manager Gary Megson, with the decision taking immediate effect.

Speculation had intensified over night following the 2-2 draw with Hull City and the decision has been made to part company with Megson on Wednesday morning.

Megson joined Bolton from Leicester City in October 2007 and managed to keep the club in the Premier League after a poor start to the season. Last season, Wanderers continued to progress and finished 13th.

However, after a run of poor performances and with the club languishing in the bottom three, Megson has paid the price.

A club statement read: "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.

"Assistant manager Chris Evans and first-team Coach Steve Wigley will take charge of first-team matters for the interim period.

"The club wishes to place on record its thanks to Gary Megson for his hard work and commitment to Bolton Wanderers during his tenure as manager."

Former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has been installed as the early favourite to succeed Megson.

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