WANDERERS have parted ways with manager Keith Hill and assistant David Flitcroft.

The club, now officially relegated to League Two, have confirmed that the Boltonian pair will not have their contracts renewed.

Chairman Sharon Brittan said: “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Keith and David for their work since being appointed last year.

“Following on from this week’s announcement by the EFL and confirmation that Bolton Wanderers will be playing in Sky Bet League Two next season, we believe it to be in the best interests of the club that we have a fresh approach to our management and coaching structure beyond next season.

“I would like to wish Keith and David all the very best for the future.”

A Twitter poll run by fans’ site Burnden Aces today found that nearly 75 per cent of the 600-plus votes cast were in favour of an immediate managerial change.

Hill was appointed as the successor to Phil Parkinson on August 31 last year and served just 286 days at the helm, making his the fifth-shortest post-war managerial reign behind Jimmy McIlroy, Jimmy Meadows, Sammy Lee and Roy McFarland.

The Boltonian’s arrival coincided with Football Ventures’ takeover and in a frantic first 48 hours he signed nine new players to a club which had been deducted 12 points for going into administration a few months earlier.

A 6-1 defeat at Rotherham United in his first league game illustrated how difficult the task ahead would be, and it took until October 22 for Wanderers to register their first victory at Bristol Rovers.

That was the first of three straight wins, the last of which at home to MK Dons moved the club into positive points.

Billing the push for survival as the “impossible dream” Hill’s bubble was burst by a savage 7-1 defeat at Accrington, and even though the Whites managed to beat Southend United just before Christmas, their hopes of staying up were effectively dead by January.

Calls for change were starting to amplify by the time the country went into lockdown but Hill maintained he had viewed the Bolton job as a “long term project” and felt talk of a managerial change was “crass and unfair”.