Bolton Wanderers have managed to secure another season of championship football after the club managed to raise the game in the last few weeks of the campaign. Due to the growing concerns about the financial situation of the club, it was very important that Bolton stayed in the championship if they did not get promoted to the Premier league.
After managing this achievement, manager Dougie Freedman has stated that he has already started looking at next season. Bolton will once again be the favourites to get promoted at least to the play-offs due to the experience that they have in the team.
Freedman, though, may be looking at reducing the wage bill of the team by bringing in a couple of loan players. The manager admitted that he has one eye on the financial aspect of the deals, but that would not prevent him from making signings that would be best for the club.
A run of three wins in the last five matches has raised Bolton to finish in the mid-table positions. At one stage in the campaign, there was the threat of relegation due to poor form. Bolton have debts of more than £ 150 million and they continue to receive the parachute payments next season as well.
“I have to have one eye on the financial side of things. But I have got to make sure we’re competitive next season also. I want to be making sure the type of player I bring in is a younger player that has got more potential to try and get better. My first love is coaching and that’s what I am trying to get. The squad is a lot younger at the moment and that obviously has financial benefits as well,” said the manager to brazilie mexico odds.
Bolton’s final match of the season will be at home to Birmingham.