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BREAKING NEWS: Bolton Wanderers Part Company With Neil Lennon

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The two have severed their ties by mutual consent

Many Wanderers fans wanted Lennon to leave the club
Many Wanderers fans wanted Lennon to leave the club
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It's a day many of you have wanted for some time. A short while ago, Bolton Wanderers announced that they have parted company with manager Neil Lennon.

In a statement, the club said:

Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club have today, Tuesday 15 March, parted company with manager Neil Lennon by mutual consent.

All at Bolton Wanderers would like to thank Neil for his contributions during his time at the club.

Academy manager Jimmy Phillips will take charge of the first team on an interim basis.

The whole situation makes me think of that famous Andy Tate Vine where he says, "GIVE IT GIGGSY 'TIL THE END OF THE SEASON!" Oh, the memories.

On a serious note, I think Lennon knew what was coming as soon as Sports Shield came into the club. It's not been an easy ride for him and I do genuinely think he's been hard done by, possibly even sold a dud by Gartside and Davies when he signed. He hasn't had a bean to spend and has battled relegation since the day he walked through the door, constantly looking down the table rather than up it.

His hands were tied and there wasn't a great deal he could do to change his fate. I, for one, wish him all the best in the future.

Phil Brown is the favourite to be our next manager, so that's rather exciting, isn't it?

P.S. Get £20 on him to be the next permanent Celtic manager - 4/1 with Betfair. Thank me later.