Sam Allardyce has resigned as manager of Bolton with immediate effect.
He has been linked with the manager's role at Manchester City and refused to attend the post-match press conference after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
He said: "This has been one of the hardest decisions I've ever made but it's time for a new exciting era for Bolton under different leadership."
Wow thats quite a shock. The fella has been an absolute legend for Bolton. He has taken them from a 1st Division team all the way to Premiership regulars playing European football.
When he took over, they were the type of team who, when they would get into the Premiership, they would be number 1 relegation candidates. Now they are as much a part of the Premiership as Tottenham or Aston Villa, they are currently a stable 5th in the Premiership with 2 games of the season remaining.
Everyone knew he was stepping down at the end of this season, but I didnt think it would be before the end of the season.BBC Sport Report