We must really be getting desperate to be linked with the likes of Graeme Souness. It was a very fortunate situation a few seasons ago – before Gary Megson was provided with the task of steadying the ship after Sammy Lee was given the boot due to a poor start to the 2007/08 season – reports had suggested Graeme Souness rejected the offer of taking over at the Reebok, after attending a ‘final’ meeting between himself and Big Phil.
One can wonder what the situation may have been like if Souness had taken over then. The former Newcastle United boss hasn’t managed a team since 2006, and although he currently has a job – which suits him quite well to be honest, as a commentator, it seems once again his name is linked to the Reebok post.
With Souness’ CV boasting managerial posts at clubs such as Liverpool, Galatasary, Blackburn, Southampton and of course Newcastle United, you can’t argue that he doesn’t have the managerial experience needed for a club such as ours – however, it’s that situation again where we just don’t wish to have an appointment such as Souness at our club.
Nevertheless, we’re currently in good hands. Jimmy Phillips, Julian Darby and Sammy Lee are currently looking after the team. We hope the club, Phil and the board give Jimmy & Co a chance. Currently, the way we see it – there aren’t any attractive names on Bolton’s managerial shopping list, unless they have a list targetting managers who are already have a club.
What do you think about Jimmy, Sammy and Julian? Do you think they can do the job at Bolton? Do you think they have what it takes?