Ken Anderson Stands By Phil Parkinson Appointment

  • March 14, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson has stood by his decision to appoint Phil Parkinson as Bolton manager - the only boss the club has had under his ownership.

Anderson, who is seemingly close to selling his 94.5% share in the club to the Football Ventures (Whites) Limited consortium, handed the reigns to Parkinson in June 2016 and watched on as the club achieved promotion as League One runners-up in his first season at the helm.

Despite keeping the club in the Championship on the final day of the 2017/18 campaign, the Trotters look set to drop back into the third tier in the coming weeks but Anderson insists Parkinson is still the right man for the job at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"I still stand by my decision to appoint Phil Parkinson and his management team and thank each and every one of them for the support and loyalty they have shown me through the good and bad times both on and off the pitch," Anderson told

"I can assure you that in my opinion what they have done and achieved for everyone involved with this club has been excellent.

"Despite constant recent calls for their dismissal, I still believe they are the best team of people to help this club retain Championship status this season and hopefully kick on next season."

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