Bolton Wanderers Avoid Imminent Points Deduction And Fine For Failing To Fulfil Two League Fixtures

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League One side Bolton Wanderers will not be docked points straight away by the English Football League after failing to fulfil two home fixtures .

The two matches that were not played include last season’s game against Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship and this season’s League One match against Doncaster Rovers. Both matches had been scheduled to be played at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Keith Hill’s side have been hit with a five-point suspended penalty, this will not be activated as long as the Whites are not subject to a further misconduct charge for non-fulfilment of fixtures in the next 18 months.

This paves the way for Bolton to continue their mission for survival in Sky Bet League One. The Horwich based side, who sit bottom of the league, are currently 12 points from safety, with three games in hand on their rivals.

The Trotters have also been given a financial penalty which includes £20k and £50k fines being handed out for the two respective fixtures, with 50% of the amounts due also suspended for the next year-and-a-half.

This means that the Whites can now focus on making up ground on the other teams around them after starting this season on -12 points, following the Club entering administration in May 2019.


Tottenham Sack Pochettino After Five Years In Charge.

Pochettino & MourinhoFormer Spurs manager, Pochettino (left) and main contender for the job, Mourinho (right)

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino after more than five years in charge. The Argentinian has lost his job after, “extremely disappointing results”’ as said in a statement by chairman, Daniel Levy.

In total, Pochettino was in charge of Spurs for 293 matches, winning 159, drawing 62 and losing 72. He leaves the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with an overall win percentage of 54.27 %.

According to reports, José Mourinho is a serious contender to replace Pochettino at Tottenham.

Mourinho has been out of work since December 2018, when he was sacked by Manchester United, after being in charge of the Red Devils for 144 matches, with 84 wins, 32 draws and 28 defeats.  He left the Old Trafford side with a 58.33 winning %.

However, the Portuguese coach is more fondly remembered for having two spells as Chelsea manager (2004-2007 and 2013-2015). In total, José took charge of The Blues for 321 matches, with 204 wins, 69 draws and 48 defeats, leaving him with a 63.55 winning %.