Following yesterday's breaking news that former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Chris Eagles has signed a short-term contract with local rivals and league strugglers Blackpool, the ex-Manchester United man has broken his silence on the long-rumoured rift that emerged between him and then-boss Dougie Freedman.
Eagles said in conversation with the BEN:
"Now I can say my piece about what happened at Bolton,"
"I believe Dougie Freedman was saying I was a disruptive influence and they never offered me a contract.
"They offered me a number of contracts but I felt it wasn't worth signing. I didn't like him and I didn't like the way he managed.
Eagles then offered his thanks to Bolton fans for their support, before twisting the knife one final time:
"He showed me no respect, which is a shame as I loved it at Bolton. I would like to thank Bolton and their fans. I've had to keep my mouth shut."