Gartside wants to end Allardyce feud

August 13, 2007

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside is determined to end his feud for the club's former manager Sam Allardyce.

The relationship between the two men has been strained since Allardyce left in April and went on to become Newcastle boss.

The spat continued on Saturday when he returned to the Reebok Stadium with his new club and they achieved a 3-1 victory.

Allardyce responded angrily to criticism from Gartside in radio interviews before the game.

Gartside now wants to draw a line under their public row.

'I'd like an end to it, because it's not healthy for either of us,' he told the Bolton News.

Allardyce is also reported to have been angry his VIP guests, including his son Craig, the former football agent, were denied access to the directors' box.

That is a claim Bolton refute, explaining that they felt it more prudent to accommodate their former manager's guests in two executive boxes.