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Mark Hughes is favourite to replace Megson

Published 31/12/2009

Mark Hughes has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Gary Megson as Bolton boss

The former Manchester City boss is the bookies’ favourite to land the vacant job as Trotters chiefs want an experienced boss who can guide the club to Premier League survival.

Megson, sacked after the 2-2 draw at home to Hull City on Tuesday night, could now go head to head with Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington for the Sheffield Wednesday hotseat.

Worthington has not yet put pen to paper on a new deal despite prolonged negotiations with the Irish FA and the former Owls defender recently admitted that he would be interested in the Wednesday post.

Megson has been unable to win over the Bolton faithful since being appointed manager in October 2007, just a few weeks after he had taken charge of Leicester City.

Hughes faces competition from Darren Ferguson, Paul Jewell, Peter Reid and Alan Shearer for the Bolton job.

Belfast Telegraph

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