Steve Walford appointed Bolton Wanderers assistant manager

Experienced coach replaces Johan Mjallby who leaves Bolton due to personal reasons

Bolton Wanderers are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Walford as the club’s new assistant manager.

Boasting 25 years of coaching experience, the 57-year-old is well-known to Whites manager Neil Lennon having served as Martin O’Neill’s head coach at both Leicester City and Celtic, as well as to first team coach Garry Parker and striker Emile Heskey.

Currently a member of O’Neill’s coaching set-up with the Republic of Ireland, Walford has also worked under him at Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Aston Villa and Sunderland.

A defender during his playing days, he won the FA Cup with Arsenal in 1979 and also enjoyed notable stints with Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and West Ham United.

The club can also confirm that Johan Mjallby has left Bolton Wanderers due to personal reasons. 

Bolton Wanderers would like to thank Johan for his service and wish him well in his future endeavours. 

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