Tippy Tappy Football wrote:
Will Keith Hill and DF manage to keep their jobs until the end of the season?
I’d say so given they had no players when they took over, what a ridiculous question trying to justify sacking DF in the summer, try more fishing trips.
I'm not on a fishing trip and it's not a ridiculous question. Keith Hill has only won one of the last 13 games as Bolton manager and he is under pressure. Many Bolton fans have already lost confidence in him and want him out. There is a Keith Hill Out Thread on the Bolton forum. New owners also often have high expectations and can be very impatient.
From The Bolton News:
Asked whether he expected to be given the backing of the club’s board to continue, the Boltonian was typically frank.
“Time? It’s the only industry you don’t get time, I think. I have no idea (if I will get time) but I am stood here a proud man and that decision won’t be down to me. Do I want time? Of course I do. I want the opportunity to manage the club now and next season. What is the point of me doing all this hard work and going through this pain? I am not a masochist, I don’t like pain, that’s for sure. But I am going through it for a reason so I can be part of this future. I am here to help and I took on this job when there had been a massive earthquake. The building has stopped shaking but the foundations need underpinning, there’s no question about that. I can’t make those decisions. I am a proud man stood here doing what I want to do, doing what I have to do for a group of supporters, for a football club, for a group of players who are going through a lot of pain. And I will stand here and front that.”
Hill says he will take criticism for the recent run of poor results on the chin and while there was some improvement in the performance during the second half at Bloomfield Road, he accepts results have not met expectations. "I don’t think there’s anything we can do as a group,” he said. “It’s difficult to not accept the negativity of the run we are in, the embarrassment. But we have to put our head above the parapet and really go for it. It is difficult but I knew exactly what it was I was going to experience. I am not a prophet. There is a lot changed but it’s not evident at this moment in time. It is going to take time to see the big changes that are necessary. I knew the biggest risk of all was my risk, all my risk. But it’s a challenge I want to continue doing, one I really encouraged to take, I wanted to take and I am not going to shirk responsibility.”https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... -comments/