Colin Todd To Have Heart Surgery

  • February 25, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Colin Todd is to undergo heart by-pass surgery, after experiencing chest pains at a training camp last week.

The former Bolton manager, who led Wanderers to the Division One title in 1997, is set to go under the knife this week in an attempt to secure his long-term health.

The 65-year-old is currently in his second spell as Randers boss, in Denmark, and says he is staying in a positive frame of mind ahead of his upcoming operation.

"I'm always positive in my thinking and the staff here at the hospital are keeping a watchful eye on me," Todd was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"Being hospitalised is completely new to me, but the situation in Denmark is truly amazing, much better than in England."

Todd's spell at Bolton began in 1992, when he joined the club as assistant to Bruch Rioch. Following Rioch's departure in 1995, Todd was promoted from his role and became joint-manager - alongside Roy McFarland.

McFarland was relieved of his duties in 1996 and Wanderers, now under the sole management of Todd, returned to the Premier League in a record breaking 1996/97 campaign - in which they scored 100 goals and accrued 98 points, as they cruised to the First Division championship.

The Trotters were relegated the following season and Todd resigned in 1999, following the sale of Per Frandsen to Blackburn Rovers.

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