Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson has ripped into the club’s players, according to a report.
Anderson has reportedly told players to find new clubs if they want to leave Bolton, but many are expected to stay with the relegated side and see out their contracts.
Bolton were officially relegated to League One last weekend following a 4-1 loss to Derby County, however the club’s fate had been sealed for some time.
This season can only be described as a complete disaster for Bolton, who have had numerous problems on and off the field, all contributing to the club’s relegation from the Championship.
The club sacked former manager Neil Lennon last month after new owners took over. Jimmy Phillips, Academy Director at Bolton, has been in caretaker charge since, but could not prevent the club’s almost inevitable relegation.
It is understood that Anderson wants current Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder to be the next manager of Bolton, but whether Wilder would be willing to leave Northampton is another matter altogether.
After keeping the club in League Two the season he took over, Wilder has just won promotion to League One with Northampton.
Anderson has also reportedly told the Bolton players that there will be no settlements on their contracts, meaning that more players could be staying at the club than first anticipated.
It is believed that Anderson plans to work with a £6 million budget in League One next season, but needs some big earners to leave the club first.