Eagles: I Didn't Like Freedman

  • November 19, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Chris Eagles says he decided to leave Bolton because he didn't like Dougie Freedman and his managerial methods.

Eagles left Wanderers at the end of last season, after a three-year spell at the Reebok Stadium came to a disappointing end, and vowed to remain quiet on his time with the Trotters until his future had been secured elsewhere.

Having signed for Blackpool on Tuesday, Eagles, who turns 29 today, has come clean about his departure, admitting contract offers had been placed on the table but he refused to sign them because he had grown frustrated with the club's former manager.

Speaking to The Bolton News, Eagles said: "Now I can say my piece about what happened at Bolton.

"I believe Dougie Freedman was saying I was a disruptive influence and they never offered me a contract.

"They offered me a number of contracts but I felt it wasn't worth signing. I didn't like him and I didn't like the way he managed.

"He showed me no respect, which is a shame as I loved it at Bolton.

"I would like to thank Bolton and their fans. I've had to keep my mouth shut."

After joining from Burnley in the summer of 2011, Eagles made 106 appearances for Bolton - scoring 19 goals.

He could face his former side on Saturday, when Wanderers face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

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