Former Wanderers talisman sells stake in club

Macron Stadium - home of Bolton Wanderers

Former Bolton Wanderers striker Dean Holdsworth has agreed to sell his stake in the club to its new owner Inner Circle Investments Ltd and chairman, ending a turbulent business relationship.

A statement on the promotion-chasing League One football club’s website confirmed a deal chairman Ken Anderson and Holdsworth confirmed ownership of Sports Shield BWFC Ltd transferred to Inner Circle.

It said: “Both parties acknowledge that certain public statements each has made about the integrity and conduct of the other may have been inappropriate and, on reflection, regrettable.

“Both Dean and Ken are delighted that they have reached this arrangement and have done so with the best interests of the Club and its fans in mind. Part of the arrangement has seen both parties agree that Dean will continue his involvement with the club as club ambassador.”

Holdsworth and Anderson were part of the consortium which bought the Macron Stadium club from long-term owner Eddie Davies in a £7.5m deal a year ago.