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Real Sociedad coach Coleman insists no Bolton contact

Real Sociedad coach Chris Coleman insists Bolton have not asked him to become their new manager, but acknowledged that his long-term goal is to take charge of a Premier League side again.

Coleman, who is just a few months into a three-year contract at Sociedad, is one of the names linked with the vacant managerial position at the Reebok Stadium following Sammy Lee's departure.

However, while Coleman has made no secret of his desire to manage in the Premier League again, he says Bolton have not offered him the post.

"I signed a three-year contract with La Real (Sociedad), I said all along that the thing that would tempt me away from La Real would be the Premier League," Coleman said.

"But Bolton have to ask me to go to Bolton, this hasn't happened, and La Real have to say 'Okay, you can leave', and this hasn't happened.

"I understand the speculation but in the Premier League managers lose their jobs quickly in a season, and maybe in a month, or two months, there will be a different club with no manager, and maybe I'll be linked.

"I have seen the speculation, my name has been linked to Bolton, as have many names in England, but for me I am at La Real."

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