Who's Next? Phil Brown Favourite to Become Bolton Boss

  • March 16, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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As Bolton's search for a new manager begins, we look at how the bookmakers view the situation at Macron Stadium - as Phil Brown emerges as the early favourite.

Wanderers' hunt for a sixth boss in nine years began on Tuesday, following the mutual parting with Neil Lennon, and Brown immediately topped the list of many, including supporters who voted in a Burnden Aces Twitter poll.

While the man in charge at League One high-flyers Southend United is the hot favourite to take the reigns next season, Sky Bet, title sponsors of the Football League, list several alternatives, with a number of those having previous experience of Bolton as players and, interestingly, manager.

Bolton Manager First League Game 2016/17 Season *

  4/7 - Phil Brown
10/1 - Steve Cotterill
12/1 - Jimmy Phillips
12/1 - Kevin Nolan
14/1 - Uwe Rosler
14/1 - Michael Appleton
16/1 - Chris Wilder
16/1 - Steve McClaren
16/1 - Alan Stubbs
16/1 - Dougie Freedman
18/1 - Billy Davies
18/1 - Chris Powell
40/1 - Dean Holdsworth

* Odds correct at the time of writing

Football betting site Betway

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Rochdale 34 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 14
View Full Standings >>

Poll

Who is Bolton's 2018/19 Player of the Year?
34.62% Gary O'Neil
19.38% David Wheater
18.92% Pawel Olkowski
9.27% Joe Williams
5.33% Jason Lowe
4.13% Sammy Ameobi
2.85% Josh Magennis
2.75% Mark Beevers
1.19% Jack Hobbs
1.01% Ben Alnwick
0.28% Andrew Taylor
0.28% Craig Noone