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Freedman named Bolton boss

By Football News



Crystal Palace have confirmed that Dougie Freedman has left the club to become manager of Bolton Wanderers.

A Crystal Palace club statement read: "Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that first team manager Dougie Freedman has joined Bolton Wanderers.

"The board of the club would like to put on record their thanks to Dougie for all his efforts over the past couple of years and their disappointment over the events of the past few days .The search for a replacement starts immediately."

The Eagles have announced that assistant manager Lennie Lawrence and first-team coach Curtis Fleming will be in charge for the English Championship match at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Bolton were relegated from the Premier League last season and former boss Owen Coyle was sacked earlier this month after a disappointing start to the Championship.

Palace also suffered a poor start to the campaign but have turned it around and currently sit fourth in the table.

Bolton will be hoping that the 38-year-old can turn their season around and push for promotion back to the Premier League.