Trotters Fans finally get their wish.
Bolton Wanderers have confirmed Gary Megson has been sacked as manager with the club in the Premier League relegation zone.
Speculation about Megson’s future at the Reebok Stadium had intensified following the 2-2 draw at home to Hull City on Tuesday night.
The Trotters threw away a two-goal lead against their relegation rivals and fans called for Megson to be dismissed at the final whistle.
Megson has been unable to win over the Bolton faithful since being appointed manager in October 2007, just a few weeks after he had taken charge of Leicester City.
During his first season, he steered the club to survival and last term Bolton finished the campaign in 13th place.
However, the team have struggled for consistency this season and the stalemate with Hull left Bolton inside the bottom three due to their inferior goal difference.
With the transfer window about to open, Bolton have decided to act now and have placed Chris Evans and Steve Wigley in caretaker charge ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Lincoln City. (Sky Sports)
Whether it was down to his overly defensive playing style or because he was just not Sam Allardyce, Gary Megson had his detractors at the Reebok pretty much from day one and now he has finally gone many are now wondering who is being lined up behind the scenes to replace the former West Brom boss.
Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is favourites with most bookmakers to take the vacant position but perhaps fellow front runners Darren Ferguson and Paul Jewell are more likely to find themselves in the hot seat?
Yesterday’s performance at home to Hull was going pretty well until Megson hauled off Ivan Klasnic and put his foot on the break and allowed their fellow relegation battlers back into the driving seat. He won’t be missed by Reebok Stadium regulars and whoever comes in will surely get far more support than Mr. Megson ever did.