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Wigan boss Hutchings slams Bolton over Lee exit

Wigan Athletic boss Chris Hutchings has slammed Bolton's decision to part company with Sammy Lee.

Hutchings was ruthlessly dismissed himself by Bradford after taking charge from Paul Jewell seven years ago.

Ironically, he replaced Jewell again in the summer at the JJB Stadium - and believes Lee, who took over from Sam Allardyce in May, deserved more than nine league games.

He said: "I feel sorry for Sammy. I've been there and know what it's like. Sammy tried to change things but he wasn't given enough time to do that.

"He wanted to do things his way, with a different style of play and his own personnel, and it hasn't worked out for him.

"I was always in touch with Sammy, talking to him and wishing him the best.

"It's a tough job following someone like Sam Allardyce. You can't help feeling he's gone too quickly.

"Sammy had been a big part of the success they had in getting high finishes and qualifying for Europe.

"All the unrest that has gone on there has not helped."

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