Jimmy Phillips in Charge After Lennon Departs Bolton

  • March 15, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Jimmy Phillips has been placed in interim charge of Bolton, after Neil Lennon left the club my mutual consent.

Lennon was installed at Wanderers boss in October 2014, following the dismissal of Dougie Freedman, and helped lift the club from the bottom of the Championship to an 18th-placed finish at the end of the campaign.

He was unable to build on his early success at Macron Stadium, though, losing a number of key players last summer and facing constant uncertainty around not only his own future, but also that of the club itself.

Dean Holdsworth, the face of new owners Sports Shield, remained coy when questioned on the managerial situation in a recent interview with BBC Radio Manchester, and the unsurprising news of Lennon's departure was made public on Tuesday.

A statement, posted on the club's official website, read: "Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club have today, Tuesday 15 March, parted company with manager Neil Lennon by mutual consent.

"All at Bolton Wanderers would like to thank Neil for his contributions during his time at the club.

"Academy manager Jimmy Phillips will take charge of the first team on an interim basis."

During his time at Bolton, Lennon took charge of 79 matches. He oversaw a return of just 18 victories, whilst also being at the helm for 26 draws and 35 losses, giving him a final win percentage of 22.8%.

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