Bolton Wanderers Manager Set For Summer Backing

Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has claimed the club’s budget should match his ambitions next season as Bolton push for promotion back to the Championship, according to The Bolton News

Coming off a narrow defeat to Barnsley in the League One playoff last week, the Trotters are set to have an increased budget for transfer this summer, with players already queueing up to join, according to Evatt.

What Did Bolton Achieve This Season?

Wanderers’ season ended with a 2-1 loss on aggregate to Barnsley in the playoff semi-finals, leading to another year in the third tier of English football.

Consistently in the battle for promotion, Bolton’s season endured many moments of success, however, they were always a step behind when it came to automatic promotion. Finishing the season 5th, 17 points off of the top-2, the Trotters will be aiming to be in that position next year.

Will Bolton Benefit From Extra Money?

While football increasingly looks easier if more money is spent, that doesn’t work in all circumstances. Recruiting players has to be done correctly in order for them to work on the pitch, and money doesn’t always help with that.

However, with a cemented board, having the financial strength to buy players that fit the club’s model should help. Backing Evatt with the players that fit his system should allow Bolton to take the next step up and gain another promotion under the former Blackpool player.

What’s Been Said:

Speaking to The Bolton News, Evatt spoke about his gratitude for the people above him and where the club could be next season.

“I can’t speak highly enough of Sharon and the rest of the board, Michael James, the Swiss guys, they have been unbelievable.

“There have been lots of conversations behind the scenes about how we progress this football club and, obviously, sometimes that costs money.

“Yes, we are going to do things smartly and strategically, we’ll never put this club at risk, but there are plans in place to make sure that we are in a much better and stronger position next season, on and off the pitch. That work continues, it has been going on behind the scenes.

“We have now got agents and clubs ringing us and asking us to take their players because they want to be at Bolton Wanderers. They can see what we are doing and it will be an exciting summer.

“This club is going to be better again next season. I am really excited by it.”

Writer’s View

After some rough years which saw them drop down to League Two, it’s good to see Bolton looking stable as a club and setting ambitious goals to get them back to where they were. With positivity around the club with what they can do in this upcoming transfer window, only time will tell how that helps on the pitch, but the former Premier League club could be a team to keep an eye on. 

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