Megson dismissed as Bolton boss

GARY Megson has been dismissed as Bolton Wanderers manager.

GARY Megson has been dismissed as Bolton Wanderers manager.

The 50-year-old former Norwich City manager's final game was last night's 2-2 draw at home to fellow strugglers Hull City. Wanderers are third from bottom of the Premier League with 18 points from 18 games, but they have played two games fewer than some of their closest rivals.

A club statement read: "The decision has been taken in the light of the position the club finds itself in the Barclays Premier League at the halfway point of the season.

"Assistant manager Chris Evans and first-team coach Steve Wigley will take charge of first-team matters for the interim period."

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