Bolton are hoping to try and persuade current Hibs boss Alan Stubbs to take over as their next manager, according to The Daily Record.
The 44-year old is of course a former Trotters player himself and the club are keen to bring him in ahead of next season, in a bid to turn the side’s fortunes around and get them back into the Championship as soon as possible.
Bolton have bee condemned to League 1 after a year full of crisis off the pitch. However, things appear to be getting better. Former player Dean Holdsworth led a consortium that has now taken over at the Macron Stadium and according to him, the club is now a lot more stable and their finances are getting back in shape.
With Bolton now in the hands of new owners, they are ready to appoint a new manager to help them return to the second tier of English football. And they want Alan Stubbs.
Stubbs is currently in his first managerial role at Hibs, a club he has been at since 2014. He’s done quite a good job with the Scottish side and Bolton are now eager to lure him back to England to manage them.
It won’t be easy – Hibs will no doubt not want to see their manager part ways with them and they would also require compensation if he did. However, the compensation fee would be relatively small and affordable compared to other targets for the Macron Stadium side, while Hibs are already believed to be looking at a replacement in Raith manager Ray McKinnon.
It could be a big step forward in the right direction for Bolton if they did manage to bring in their former player as their manager and it could be just the boost they need to help them battle in League 1 for a place back in the Championship.