Campo Touts Speed For Job

  • January 01, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo believes Gary Megson should have been sacked as manager sooner and has put Gary Speed's name in the frame for the vacant post.

After falling out of favour under Sammy Lee, Campo was recalled to the Wanderers side under Megson before being released in 2007.

Campo, now of Cypriot side AEK Larnaca, played with Speed during his time at Bolton and believes he is the ideal candidate for the managerial hotseat.

"I'm not surprised that Gary Megson has been sacked," Campo said. "I thought he would have been let go much earlier.

"The players were not with him. They didn't trust him and the style of football he played was far too simple.

"Bolton deserve better and I think an ideal candidate to replace him would be Gary Speed.

"I spoke to him last season and he is someone who is very keen to become a manager. I know his football philosophy would suit Bolton Wanderers perfectly.

"He would have the respect of the players and the fans and he knows the club very well.

"He would be the perfect candidate if Bolton want a young, enthusiastic manager with a lot of passion."

Speed made 139 appearances during a four-year spell at the Reebok Stadium, scoring 14 goals.

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