Megson gets Bolton job, but is this good news for the club?

Bolton Wanderers have today appointed Gary Megson as their new manager after sacking Sammy Lee a week ago. Megson, who left Leicster City on Wednesday after club owner Milan Mandraic said Megson had made his feelings known that he wanted to join the Trotters, has been given a two and a half year deal at the Reebok Stadium.

Bolton have got off to an abysmal start this season and Bolton chairman Phil Gartside had this to say about Megson. "Gary has demonstrated he has the right temperament for a battle, which this season is undoubtedly going to be." Many people had speculated as to who would take over the job before this appointment with many Bolton fans wanting former Wigan boss Paul Jewell in charge.

So is this appointment good or bad news for the club. Well whilst Megson was in charge at West Brom when they were in the Premier League his win percentage was just 15 % not good reading for Bolton fans. Megson surely faces a tough task in keeping his star players at the club come January, with the likes of Nicolas Anelka already expressing an interest to leave the club.

I personally feel Megson won't quite cut it at Bolton. I feel he should of stayed at Leicester because I can personally see Bolton going down under him. I do appreciate that he is a manager that has ambition to manage at the highest level and who wouldn't take a job at a big club like Bolton but unfortunately I feel Gartside's decision to appoint Megson may yet backfire on him.