Jimmy Phillips (footballer, born 1966)

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Jimmy Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-02-08) 8 February 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Bolton, Lancashire, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Bolton Wanderers 108 (2)
1987–1988 Rangers 25 (0)
1988–1990 Oxford United 79 (8)
1990–1993 Middlesbrough 139 (6)
1993–2001 Bolton Wanderers 221 (3)
Total 572 (19)
Teams managed
2012 Bolton Wanderers (Joint Caretaker)
2016 Bolton Wanderers (Interim Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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.

Coaching career[edit]

On 9 October 2012, Phillips was appointed joint caretaker manager of Bolton Wanderers alongside Sammy Lee following the sacking of Owen Coyle.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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[edit]

As of 30 April 2016
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Bolton Wanderers (caretaker)  England 9 October 2012 27 October 2012 3 1 1 1 33.33
Bolton Wanderers (caretaker)  England 15 March 2016 10 June 2016 10 1 1 8 10.00


Bolton Wanderers


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