It was reported earlier today by The Lion of Vienna Suite, who were citing The Sun, that Wanderers are in the hunt for a director of football.
It is believed that John Terry’s former agent Keith Cousins could be the man Football Ventures are after to fill the role.
But just who is Keith Cousins and why could a director of football be just what Bolton needs?
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Who is Keith Cousins?
As mentioned, Cousins is probably most well-known as the former agent of ex-Chelsea captain John Terry.
On top of that, he has also held the role of vice-chairman at Peterborough United.
He was also the owner of the now dissolved Rushden and Diamonds between 2006 and 2010 and was present in trying to save the club before its dissolution in 2011 according to the Northampton Chronicle at the time.
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Why a director of football could benefit Bolton
The role of director of football can be somewhat ambiguous as various clubs use their director of football in different ways.
The general gist of the role is to oversee the more ‘big picture’ running of a football club. In some instances, they can set the long-term direction of a club, act as an intermediary between board and manager and even assist with transfer policy.
This could be perfect for Bolton going forward.
We all know the dire situation the club currently finds itself in. With 13 players on the club’s book in total, a fair amount of recruitment has to happen in order for Wanderers to have a fighting chance next season.
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But why can’t the focus switch to bringing through more youngsters rather than relying on free transfers who are nearing the ends of their respective careers? That’s something a director of football can address.
With Bolton needing a mass restructuring, this could be the ideal way in which to start.
It’s been long-touted that former Bolton manager Sam Allardyce could eventually return as Wanderers’ director of football but this doesn’t appear to be something on the horizon for the time being, despite it almost certainly being a huge fan-pleaser.
Nevertheless, what this news means specifically for Wanderers remains to be seen but it does appear to set the club going in the right direction again.