Megson 'Angry' At Bolton Treatment

  • August 19, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Gary Megson has spoken of his anger at the way he was treated at Bolton, prior to his sacking in December of last year.

Following a 2-2 draw with Hull City, Megson was placed on a 12-month period of gardening leave after failing to agree terms on a payment package with the club.

He has always maintained that he did the job asked of him at the Reebok Stadium and admits he wants to put one over his old club should he ever return with another club.

"I was really angry (at being sacked)," Megson told BBC Radio Five Live.

"When I lost my job at Bolton we were third from bottom, but we were three points from 12th spot with three games in hand.

"Now, I read things about the style of football not being what people wanted. Well, I thought it was good.

"They wanted more entertaining football, but Bolton now score 50 per cent less goals. They haven't scored in two thirds of the games they've played since I left.

"It does get on my nerves a little bit, because it seems like people are saying 'well he's gone, let's try and justify it now'.

"The overriding emotion that I feel is one of anger. I want to get another football club and I would love to take them to Bolton and turn them over because I feel I was given a raw deal.

"Whether it's right or wrong, I don't know, but I've got such a desire to get back into a job now and prove quite a few people wrong.

"It's not bitterness, it's a drive and a desire. I took a lot of stick at Bolton and the club that I was supposedly taking over was made to sound like it was Real Madrid and yet it had won four games out of its previous 27.

"Yet I kept a club up with a team that had had the worst ever 10-game start in the Premier League.

"While we were doing that, we went further in Europe than we had ever been and yet I still get criticised.

"And I want to scream at people 'you're being a bit dense here'. I'm desperate to get another football club and show that this is what the reality is."

Under the terms of Megson's gardening leave, he is unable to manage another club until the end of 2010.

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