The news broke yesterday that Laurence Bassini has taken over at Bolton Wanderers.

He has bought the 94.5% stake in the club’s parent company Burnden Leisure ltd, previously owned by Ken Anderson.

According to the statement released by the club yesterday, Bassini has agreed to pay off all the club’s debts, including the outstanding wages owed to the playing and coaching staff.

On top of that, in an interview with talkSPORT, Bassini claimed to have a plan that would see Bolton back in the Premier League in three years.

Obviously, this all sounds brilliant.

However, due to Bassini’s track record of twice becoming bankrupt, as well as being banned from football for three years for financial misconduct while chairman of Watford, many Bolton supporters remain sceptical of the new owner, especially after the instability under Ken Anderson and warnings from Watford fans.

However, several supporters still believe that Bassini deserves a fair chance to turn things around.

While there is obviously relief to see the back of Ken Anderson, a number of fans remain unconvinced for now.

That’s hardly surprising after spending the last few months not knowing whether Bolton Wanderers could survive their financial turmoil.

For now, it seems things can finally start to look up for Bolton.

However, many still fear that we could find ourselves in a similar position under Bassini in the years to come.

What do you make of the club’s new owner?

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