Bolton boss Gary Megson has insisted that he isn’t concerned by the negative reaction he receives from the club’s fans. This is despite being criticised at the majority of home games since he joined the club.
Most fans point to the style of play that Megson’s team adopt in the Premier League and this, combined with some indifferent results, has led to speculation about his future at the club.
However, Megson himself is a determined individual and he has said that he ‘couldn’t care less’ about what some of the Bolton fans think. It appears that the only thing he is focused on is ensuring survival for his team this season.
The former West Brom manager says that he puts all his effort into ‘getting results’ each week and that there is nothing he can do to prevent the negative reaction from sections of the crowd. Megson then went on to insist he will ‘just keep ploughing on’.
Considering the way the fans have reacted to him recently, there has inevitably been speculation about who the club may want to replace Megson should he be shown the door.
Burnley manager Owen Coyle has been suggested by some football betting websites to be Megson’s successor at the Reebok Stadium. However, such rumours are neither here nor there to the Bolton boss.
The Trotters chief says that he ‘doesn’t read newspapers’ and that such speculation is just part of what being a Premier League manager is all about. Overall, it seems that Megson is dealing with the situation very well.
As for his team, well they sit in 12th position right now and considering they are seven points clear of the relegation zone, the football odds expect them to avoid the drop this year.
In fact, a win against Newcastle this weekend could virtually confirm their place in the Premier League for next season. However, this obviously isn’t good enough for some Bolton fans who expect more from their players and their manager.