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Jimmy Phillips (footballer, born 1966)

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Height  6 ft (1.83 m)
Name  Jimmy Phillips
Playing position  Defender
Role  Football player

Years  Team
Position  Defender
1983–1987  Bolton Wanderers
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Date of birth  (1966-02-08) 8 February 1966 (age 49)
Place of birth  Bolton, Lancashire, England
Similar People  Sammy Lee, Dougie Freedman, Owen Coyle, Bruce Rioch, Neil Lennon

Current team  Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Jimmy Phillips (born 8 February 1966 in Bolton, Lancashire) is a former professional football player, and Academy Director at Bolton Wanderers after spending a number of years as youth team coach. In his playing career he turned out for a number of clubs, including Bolton, Middlesbrough, Oxford United and Rangers. Whilst at Bolton he played in the 1995 Football League Cup Final.


Jimmy Phillips (footballer, born 1966) Jimmy PHILLIPS League appearances Bolton Wanderers FC

Coaching career

On 9 October 2012, Phillips was appointed joint caretaker manager of Bolton Wanderers alongside Sammy Lee following the sacking of Owen Coyle. However, Phillips took control of first team affairs, with Lee and Julian Darby assisting him.

Phillips first game in temporary charge saw him lead his hometown club to a 3-2 victory over Bristol City at the Reebok Stadium with Bolton having recovered from being two goals down early in the game. His second match in caretaker charge came at Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium which ended in a 2-2 draw with Mark Davies scoring a 90th-minute equaliser for Bolton.

On 23 October 2012, Crystal Palace confirmed that manager Dougie Freedman had left the club for Bolton wanderers. Bolton were yet to confirm the appointment though and Phillips then confirmed he would be in charge of the next match against Middlesbrough whilst Freedman was still in discussions with Gartside. Bolton lost 2-1. When Freedman was appointed, Phillips went back to coaching the youth team.

On 15 March 2016, he assumed interim charge of the Bolton team once more following the departure of Neil Lennon by mutual consent.

Managerial statistics

As of 30 April 2016


Bolton Wanderers
  • First Division: 1996–97
  • References

    Jimmy Phillips (footballer, born 1966) Wikipedia

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