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Bolton want Palace manager Freedman

Dougie Freedman has guided Palace to fourth place in the Championship. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Bolton Wanderers have asked Crystal Palace for permission to speak to the Eagles' manager Dougie Freedman about taking over at the Reebok Stadium. Bolton parted company with their previous manager Owen Coyle earlier this month after a string of poor results.

Wanderers now hope to persuade Freedman to move to Bolton to turn around a club who were in the Premier League last season. However, Freedman has been a success at Palace since he took over last year - the club are currently fourth in the Championship table.


Fabrice Muamba praises hospital staff

I am naturally very pleased to be discharged from hospital and would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to every single member of staff at The London Chest Hospital who have played a part in my care. Their dedication, professionalism and expertise is simply amazing and I will forever be in their debt. I also wish to say thank you to all the many well-wishers who have sent thousands of messages of support. Now I am out of hospital, I am looking forward to continuing my recovery and spending precious time with my family."

– Fabrice Muamba

Muamba leaves hospital

Fabrice Muamba leaves hospital after a cardiac arrest last month Credit: Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba was today discharged from hospital, almost a month to the day after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a game.

Midfielder Muamba collapsed on the pitch in the first half of Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on March 17, with the game subsequently being abandoned.

The former England Under-21 international received treatment on the field before being taken to the London Chest Hospital. It later emerged that it took 78 minutes for his heart to start working unassisted.

He was discharged from hospital today and paid tribute to staff who cared for him.

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