BOLTON Wanderers has announced the appointment of Ian Evatt as the new coach.
The 38-year-old arrives at Sky Bet League Two Trotters after bringing Barrow back to the English Football League this season.
Evatt, who named Peter Atherton as his number two, replaces Keith Hill at the University of Bolton stadium after his contract was not renewed last month.
Evatt told the Bolton website: “Bolton Wanderers is a fantastic football club with an incredible history and fan base, and this is a really exciting opportunity for all of us.”
“I hope I can bring a brand and an identity that people like to see: attacking and setting goals is what we all want to see.”
“We want to be stimulating and compete for promotion to the top of the division and see a crowded stadium at the University of Bolton.”
“The community and the people are also very important to me. We will go out and get involved with them and make them proud of Bolton Wanderers.”
Wanderers suffered a second consecutive decline this season at the start of the campaign with a 12 point deduction for entry into administration.
They finished the season with just 14 points in 34 games.