Megson Placed On "Gardening Leave"

  • January 15, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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After failing to agree a compensation package with Bolton, Gary Megson has been placed on a 12-month 'gardening leave' period by the club.

Megson was sacked as Wanderers manager last month, with Owen Coyle named as his successor in the managerial hotseat.

He was hoping for a quick return to management, but any hopes of that appear to have faded away after he admitted he will continue to be paid by Bolton until December.

"I think the term is described as 'gardening leave'. I will be paid every week for the next 52 weeks, but it is not ideal.

"I would have preferred, in this day and age, to have come to a settlement and then moved on quickly, but that is the way it is."

Reports suggest Bolton had hoped to pay Megson over a three-year timeframe, a move that he rejected.

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