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Premier League

Evans 'won't apply' for Bolton job

Bolton caretaker manager Chris Evans has ruled out applying for the manager's job on a permanent basis.

Former Wolves academy chief Evans and head coach Steve Wigley are taking charge of the side following the sacking of Gary Megson yesterday.

They begin their tenure in earnest on Saturday when League Two side Lincoln visit the Reebok Stadium in the FA Cup third round.

Evans, who was recruited as assistant manager by Megson two years ago, said: "I will not be applying for this job. I have no intention of being the manager of Bolton Wanderers.

"But equally I would like to feel I am professional enough to do the best possible job I can during the time given to me.

"Steve and I come from similar backgrounds and have similar ideas. We have work to do and will continue to do that as best we can."

Wigley will pick the team to face Lincoln with Wanderers unbeaten in four matches. That record was not good enough to save Megson however, who failed to win over a section of the fans.

Evans admitted: "I am surprised to be in this position. Gary called me yesterday with the news.

"I am disappointed as well as he gave me an opportunity to come here. But the decision was made by people over and above us.

"The issues with regards to the fans does not help. But now is the time to look forward.

"I have a professional job to do. I am under contract and will do whatever job is asked of me to the best of my ability.

"The remit we have is that we act in the best interests of the club until a new manager comes in so we are well prepared for each game."