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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Campo keen on Bolton job

ESPN staff

Ivan Campo has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Bolton manager's job, claiming he would love to help his former club.

The Spanish midfielder made over 150 appearances for Bolton during a six-year association with the club, and was part of the side which made it into the last 32 of the UEFA Cup after a sixth-placed Premier League finish.

Following Owen Coyle's sacking on Tuesday, and with the club sat 18th in the Championship, Campo has announced his interest in returning to the north west immediately to help out.

"After to know what its happening in the BOLTON FAMILY i want to say that of corse i would like to help to the club. I love very special moment in my life. Big SAM. Nolan. Davo. JJ Okocha. Jussy , Djorksef, Hierro...... And all FANS OF BWCF. My FAMILY," he said on Twitter.


"Ok. I would try to speak WITH PHIL GARTSIDE And after meeting the fans will know of i will GO again to Bolton or NOT". (Sic)

Meanwhile another former Bolton midfielder, Fabrice Muamba, has expressed his sadness at seeing Coyle depart the club.

Coyle was in charge when Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch last season, during the FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham. The Scottish manager was particularly supportive of Muamba as he recovered from the condition but he respects the club's decision to make a change.

"Owen was very supportive to me and I am grateful for that." Muamba said. "If you look at the start of the season, the guys have not been playing particularly well and the results have not been up to the standards we thought with the players we've got in the team.

"I was obviously devastated to see he was going but I am sure the club and the chairman will bring someone in to get promoted because we need to get promoted. In football you make changes and sometimes that's good, sometimes it's bad. We just have to wait and see how the club react.

"Football is a results game and you get paid and picked if you play well. If you don't, you get out the team. For players it is the same as a manager. You stay in the job as long as the boys are performing for the team. I can understand exactly where the club came from, but at the end of the day he did a great job for the club and I am grateful to him."

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