Date: 15th March 2016 at 12:24pm
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Manager Neil Lennon has left Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers by mutual consent.

The 44-year-old, who was appointed Trotters boss back in October 2014 after signing a four-year deal at the Macron Stadium, leaves the club rock-bottom of the division, 11 points adrift of safety with only nine league games remaining of the 2015-16 domestic season.

18 August 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - MK Dons v Bolton Wanderers - Bolton Wanderers Manager, Neil Lennon - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Neil Lennon was appointed Bolton manager back on October 12, 2014.

The club have announced that academy manager Jimmy Phillips will take charge of the first-team on an interim basis.

Lennon; a former Northern Ireland international, has guided the former Premier League outfit to just four league wins all campaign, whilst also losing five of their last seven league outings, including Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the hands of Preston North End.

“All at Bolton Wanderers would like to thank Neil for his contributions during his time at the club,” reads a brief statement on the club website.

Lennon’s departure comes just five days after the Sports Shield consortium completed its £7.5m takeover of the Championship club.

Ex-Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth, who leads the group, will join the board of directors.

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