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Super John McGinlay On Verge Of Whites Return?

5 Apr 1997: John McGinlay of Bolton Wanderers celebrates after scoring against Queens Park Rangers at Burnden Park in Bolton. Bolton won 2-1 and gained promotion to the Premier League. \ Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths /Allsport
5 Apr 1997: John McGinlay of Bolton Wanderers celebrates after scoring against Queens Park Rangers at Burnden Park in Bolton. Bolton won 2-1 and gained promotion to the Premier League. \ Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths /Allsport

Yesterday's Bolton Wanderers' Family Fun Day played host to a number of grand events including the launch of the team's new away shirt as well as the added bonus of seeing a Bolton Legends XI go out on the pitch. The team that included the likes of David Lee, Tony "Zico" Kelly, Owen Coyle, and John McGinlay ran riot, winning 8-0 over a charity side called Samba (dressed in Brazil colors) at Crilly Park.

After the match, rumors started floating around Twitter that the one and only Super John McGinlay had an interest in joining Bolton Wanderers in a staff capacity.

McGinlay spent five years of his long career at Bolton Wanderers, scoring a multitude of important goals for the Whites and helping them reach the Premier League. No one will argue with Super John's legend status at Bolton Wanderers and his fiery nature. If there was anybody that can light a fire under Bolton's often misfiring front line, it could very well be John McGinlay.

When we spoke to Super John last October, he made it clear that a return to his beloved Bolton Wanderers was something he would love to do:

(LVS): Speaking of managing Bolton Wanderers, if given the opportunity, would you consider a coaching role at Bolton and where would you like to fit in?


(JM): I don't think that's something you could say because obviously there are people in those positions at the club and that's a little bit of disrespect to say you'd take somebody else's job whilst they're still there. It's been spoken about a few times and you know, I think time is going to be right as well. You've got a fantastic staff on there but you look at the other side of that it's my club and always will be. I've always been in the mind if that I can help them, I will help them. That's the way it is.