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Former Celtic coach and current Republic of Ireland backroom staff member Stevie Walford will link up with Neil Lennon at Bolton as his assistant manager after John Mjallby quit the club last week.

Stevie who has known Lennon since his playing days and has been a faithful servant to Martin O’Neill who he now works with in the Ireland set-up.

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Neil who needed a new right had man after Johan quit for family reasons is happy to be bringing someone in he holds in such high esteem.

“I’m very fortunate that he’s agreed to come and really grateful for Martin for giving us this opportunity as well.”
 
“We’ve kept in touch over the years. I’ve got a huge respect for him, he had a huge influence on my career, as did Martin. I basically learned the top end of the game from them guys. He’s looking forward to the challenge – it’s fantastic for us.”

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