Bolton Wanderers have announced that midfielder Andrew Tutte has signed a deal to stay at the club in the new role of player-coach of the B Team.
The 31 year old played 21 games for Wanderers in the 20/21 & 21/22 seasons, helping the club acheive promotion to League One last year. Tutte will join the B Team coaching staff as assistant to head coach Matt Craddock, whilst also mentoring the players on the pitch as well.
Upon the announcement of his new role, Tutte told the official site:
“I sat down with the manager and staff after last season finished. They offered me the role and really it was a no-brainer.
“Coaching was something I wanted to get into when I finished playing and this is the first step. Opportunities like this don’t come along very often and especially at a club like Bolton.
“The last two years I have been at the club have been two of my most enjoyable, in terms of coming into training and the environment, and the manager and staff have played a big part in that.
“I’m looking forward to learning more from them and helping some good young players here.
“The ‘B’ team is a fantastic opportunity for them, with the games and coaching they will get, and I’m going to do my best to help them progress.”
It’s also been announced that a trio of up and coming players who will be prominent starters for the B Team have signed new deals with the club. Defender Adam Senior, Forward Finlay Lockett and Goalkeeper Luke Hutchinson are the first names announced for the new set-up, with a number of new faces likely to be revealed in the coming weeks.