Bolton chairman: Lee is the right man for the job

He said: “Sammy’s style is going to be different. He’s his own man – but he’s the best qualified and one of the most respected men in the game, so it’s understandable that he will want to do it his way.

“It’s not just our opinion but a lot of other people’s opinion in football, that Sammy’s one of the most qualified coaches with international and club experience. When he came to us two years ago it was always with the view that if Sam ever left he would be an obvious replacement.”