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Football Ventures speak to two Bolton Wanderers managerial candidates

The search for a new manager has gone up a notch

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As revealed across Twitter, Bolton Wanderers have interviewed a couple of potential manager candidates.

With Bolton facing Gillingham today, Football Ventures were down in London yesterday to meet Keith Hill & Kevin Nolan.

50 year old Hill is of course a Boltonian & has had two good spells in charge of Rochdale. In terms of experience of the lower leagues, there can’t be many better options out there than Hill. With 645 games under his belt as a manager, Hill has guided Rochdale to promotion to League One in 2010 & 2014. He certainly wouldn’t be a glamorous appointment, though Hill has the skills to handle the situation Wanderers are currently in.

The other candidate interviewed needs no introduction. Former Captain & cult hero Nolan left Wanderers just over a decade ago & a return has been heavily rumoured since Parky’s resignation last week.

On the surface, he has only managed 99 games & has been sacked Leyton Orient and Notts County. However, he was arguably harshly sacked by both teams who had struggles behind the scenes.

When he took over at County, he guided the Magpies away from relegation and into the play-offs.

Nolan was a fantastic servant for Bolton & as one of the most successful academy products the club has produced, he could prove to be the perfect mentor to this young Wanderers side.

David Lee, Dean Holden & Nigel Pearson have also been linked as possible candidates, though it’s not known whether they have been interviewed yet or not.