Firstly, we don’t want this to come across as a negative article. This article is just to provoke some thought currently surrounding the ongoings at the club and interpretation of some postings you can find in our local/national media.
It’s no surprise to Bolton fans, and to the footballing world that has been keeping a close eye on the Whites that we’re going through a hellish patch which has seen us drop from the top flight of Premier League football to currently occupying 20th place in the Championship.
No Bolton fan wants to be there – whether the same can be said of those keeping a close eye on the Whites, who knows. However, as pointed out by Chris Tyldesley’s post ‘Replacing Coyle – Harder Than It Looks‘, twitter of late and other social networks have seen a surge in fans promoting the hashtag #CoyleOut noting that they have had enough of the Scot and wish to change the face in charge of the team/club.
We’re currently witholding our judgement until we’re at least 10 games into the season and although we understand the current situation is a sensitive one – we thought we’ll spark a debate on whom or the kind of manager fans would expect to see at the Reebok IF Owen had left the club.
We’d like to start you off with a thought. If you look through the history of the club, and Simon Marland (Club Historian) may agree with us on this, all of our managers have been British. That of course is a good thing. We’re keeping to our roots, a British club keeping the British spirit alive in a club that was one of the founding members of the Football League.
We’ve had approximately 5 Scottish managers, including the current Owen Coyle, with 20+ English managers making up the numbers over the years.
Should we take a gamble with a ‘foreign’ nationality manager or should we stick to British as we have done in the past?
Leave your comments and thoughts below.