Phillips & Lee Take Over Bolton Hotseat

  • October 09, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Jimmy Phillips and Sammy Lee will take temporary charge of Bolton Wanderers, following the sacking of Owen Coyle on Tuesday morning.

Coyle was axed as Wanderers boss after a poor start to the campaign, which saw them pick up just 11 points from their opening 10 Championship games.

The decision to put Lee in temporary charge will see him elevated from his current position as Head of Academy Coaching, with Phillips taking the step up from Academy Manager.

Both Phillips and Lee have a daily involvement with the club's under-18 squad, who are currently top of their U18 Premier League group after an unbeaten start to the campaign, which has seen a run of six wins and a draw take them five points clear at the top.

Sky Bet have installed Lee as the 11/1, fifth favourite to land the job on a permanent basis, with Phillips currently at 25/1.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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8 AFC Wimbledon 9 12
9 Bolton Wanderers 9 12
10 Portsmouth 9 12
11 Sheffield Wednesday 8 12
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