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Grétar Steinsson Appointed Technical Director of Fleetwood Town

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Former Wanderers defender returns to the English game

Bolton Wanderers' former Icelandic right back, and current scout-in-passing, Grétar Rafn Steinsson, has made an unexpected return to English football as the Technical Director of  Fleetwood Town, who currently sit in 12th place in League One.

Steinsson had been working with another one of his former teams AZ Alkmaar - the club which Bolton signed him from for a fee of £3.5m in January 2008 - but will begin his new position immediately, tasked with the goal of 'moving the club forward in a number of areas'.

Fleetwood chair man Andy Pilley had this to say:

"We met with Grétar on a number of occasions. We were extremely interested to listen to his ideas and the knowledge and experience he has obtained during his whole career.

It is key for the Club's future that we continue to build a strong infrastrcuture. Grétar, who already ha a home on the Flyde coast, will bring a great level of professionalism and shares the same ambitions and aspirations."

The spiffingly dressed Steinnson added:

"I am delighted to be doing such a progressive and froward thinking football club at such an exciting time. I am relishing the challenge ahead."

Steinsson made a great impression upon the fans during his time at the club, mainly due to his passionate, heart-on-the-sleave approach in which he played his football, so much so that many supporters overlooked his flaws and he became a real fan favourite.

During his 126 appearances at the club he scored five goals, including a ridiculous cross-cum-shot against Stoke City, an equaliser against Hull City which confirmed our place in the Premier League, and a very well taken volley in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.

We wish him the very best of luck in his new job at Fleetwood Town, and who knows, maybe we'll see him rocking up at the Macron again soon.