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Ivan to save Wanderers? Bolton mop-top legend Campo ready to fly in and help club after Owen Coyle sacking

By Dean Wilkins

As Championship strugglers Bolton begin their hunt for a new manager to replace sacked Owen Coyle, former centreback Ivan Campo is ready to fly in and help save the club.

Chairman Phil Gartside announced the axing of Coyle yesterday after the former Burnley boss managed only three wins in ten games, but a Trotters legend is on hand to help the club in their time of need.

Former Real Madrid man Campo said he would return to Bolton ‘immediately’ if Gartside would take him.

The ex-Spain international tweeted: “I only need receive a call from Phil Gartside and I will go to Bolton immediately to help the club with my experience.

“I will try to speak with Gartside and after the meeting the fans will know if will go again to Bolton or not.”

The curly headed defender made more than 170 league appearances during his time at the Reebok – netting 13 times – after swapping the Spanish capital for the North West.

And as the club seek an immediate return to the Premier League, Campo could be the saving grace to ease their relegation woes.

And despite Coyle’s sacking, with Bolton sitting in 18th place in the league, he still believed that he was the man to lead the club straight back into the top flight of English football.

He told Sky Sports News: “We understand we had to hit the ground running this year but it’s not happened.

“People ask ‘is it too early?’ – I certainly believe we’d have got promotion from the position we’re in.

“But ultimately, the people who make the decision have decided it’s not to be. They want to seek a fresh face.”

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