Promotion winning Chris Wilder outright favourite for Bolton jobby Jack Kitson / 14 April 2016, 09:34Tweet
Chris Wilder is the manager of the moment in League Two after leading Northampton Town to promotion over the weekend. However, the extra attention has seen the 48-year-old move to the summit of the Next Bolton Boss Market, ahead of former frontrunner Phil Brown.
Bolton's co-owner Ken Anderson has revealed that Bolton's manager search has been shredded down to three names, believed to be Wilder, Phil Brown, and Kevin Nolan, although coach Peter Reid is certainly not out of the picture.
Wilder has been linked with the Trotters vacancy since March, but now he stands alone as the outright favourite in the betting, and can now be found at odds-on (4/5) with Bet Victor.
Chris Wilder deserves far more than sharing a shortlist with John Carver— Tom Rostance (@TJRostance) April 14, 2016
Northampton fans may be sweating on his future at Sixfields - Wilder is on a rolling contract - but in truth it's difficult to envision the former Oxford, Halifax and Alfreton Town gaffer leaving at this point in time, especially considering that the Cobblers and Trotters will both be playing their football in League One next term.
With this in mind former skipper Nolan could be worth backing at 8/1 (Bet Victor) to return to Bolton as manager. Earlier this week the 33-year-old lost his position as player-manager of Leyton Orient, opening up a potential return to the Trotters in the summer.
Northampton 's Chris Wilder could be emerging as Bolton's choice as the next manager. Another option could be Kevin Nolan with Peter Reid.— Jack Dearden (@TheJackDearden) April 13, 2016