WANDERERS are determined to go about business as usual despite the departure of Dean Holdsworth as director of football.

Yesterday’s shock announcement that the club’s co-owner had withdrawn from the role he had occupied for just 22 days was a hot topic of discussion among the club’s supporters.

Whites chairman Ken Anderson believes the impact of Holdsworth’s exit will be minimal and will not affect Phil Parkinson’s preparations for the League One season.

“My own view is that Dean leaving as director of football will not adversely affect the club,” he told The Bolton News. “We will not be replacing him in the position and most of the duties performed by a director of football over the last couple of months have been absorbed by other members of club staff.”

It is unclear whether there will be any legal fall-out for the club to deal with, or whether Holdsworth’s long-term plan is to remain with Wanderers as a major shareholder.

The former striker teamed up with Anderson at the start of the year to buy Eddie Davies’s stake in Wanderers but the takeover process took much longer than expected, meaning the club was already heading towards League One by the time the Football League ratified his bid.

Holdsworth instigated a football review alongside consultant, Mark Taylor, a key member of Sam Allardyce’s backroom in the Premier League days, recommending ways the club could save money.

More than 20 professional players were trimmed off the wage bill and paid severance in July alongside coaching and medical staff such as Mark Leather, Iain Brunskill, Chris Short, Dave Dean and Bobby Mimms.

Selecting a new manager was also billed as a joint decision between the two owners – though there were some differences of opinion early in the process.

Anderson did hold interviews but the man who got the job, Parkinson, was unanimously agreed.

The negotiations to sell Rob Holding to Arsenal were primarily conducted by Anderson and club secretary Simon Marland, with Paul Aldridge closing the deal.

Wanderers’ four new signings – Mark Howard, Chris Taylor, Mark Beevers and Jamie Proctor – have all been overseen by Parkinson and his coaching staff.