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Spireites' legend Evatt appointed manager of Bolton Wanderers

Former Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt has been confirmed as manager of former premier league club Bolton Wanderers

It's after his success with Barrow in the National League, guiding the club back into the football league after a 48-year absence.

Evatt, 38, played more than 200 games for Chesterfield over two spells with the club, along with a brief period as caretaker manager at the club.

Bolton and Barrow will both play in League Two next season, after Wanderers were relegated from the third tier.

Evatt has signed a contract until the end of the 2023 season and will be joined at the Club by his Assistant, Peter Atherton.

Upon completing his move to Wanderers, Evatt said: ‘Bolton Wanderers is a fantastic football club with an incredible history and fanbase and this is a really exciting opportunity for us all.
 
“Hopefully I can bring a brand and an identity that people will enjoy watching – attacking and scoring goals is what we all want to see.
 
“We want to be challenging and competing for promotion at the top of the division and to see a packed University of Bolton Stadium.
 
“The community and town is also very important to me. We will get out there and engage with them and make them proud of Bolton Wanderers.”

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