Freedman looks set to become Bolton Manager after U-Turn

Bolton Wanderers have made major strides in the battle to land Crystal Palace Manager Dougie Freedman and are now set to offer a three year deal worth £1.5 million to the 38 year old.

Despite previously rejecting an approach by the North Lancashire side, Crystal Palace have now accepted a compensation offer for manager Freedman who looks set to be appointed the Trotters new manager after making it clear to Palace he was prepared to walk away from the club with less than a year left on his contract.

Rumours of unrest between manager and board at the London club have been longstanding and with Freedman “desperate” to manage a Premier League club the interest from Bolton has proved too strong for Palace to ward off with the official club website stating “Following further discussions throughout the day, Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that permission has been granted for Dougie Freedman to speak to Bolton Wanderers regarding their vacant managerial position.”

With Freedman keen to succeed Owen Coyle personal terms are not expected to prove an issue and negotiations are expected to progress quickly. Palace meanwhile are considering a range of options with former boss Steve Coppell likely to be offered a fifth spell at the club with the Daily Mail claiming that owner Parish is keen for Coppell to have a role in a “new look set up, although not necessarily as boss,” with the ball now in Coppell’s court as things look set to change at Crystal Palace once again.