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Bolton officially unveil Dougie Freedman as manager

Dougie Freedman has been officially unveiled by the club after his protracted move from Crystal Palace Photo: PA Images

It's the start of a new era at Bolton Wanderers. Dougie Freedman has been officially unveiled by the club after his protracted move from Crystal Palace.

The 38-year-old says he was honoured to be offered the job and has spoken of his determintaion to get Bolton back in the Premier League.

"I am delighted to join Bolton," said the 38-year-old.

"The club is geared up to getting back into the Premier League. There is an impressive set-up and structure in place, and a first-team squad of undoubted quality.

"I am excited about the challenge ahead of us."

Freedman's appointment fills one of the vacancies in the Championship. Palace, Blackburn and Burnley are still without a boss - Steve Coppell, Billy McKinlay and Sean Dyche lead the betting for those jobs respectively - while Ipswich are looking for a replacement for Paul Jewell, whose underwhelming reign ended on Wednesday.