This according to the Daily Mirror…………At the end of season awards dinner, Sullivan stood up & said…
“I want to apologise to the supporters for this season.
“It has not been good enough. We will sit down next week and look at what we need to take things forward.”
But Nolans reply is curious…
“I think this season has been a testing season for us all. It is the owner’s prerogative to say what he wants, the way he sees it.
“But I think if he looks back on this season, he will see how difficult it has been. It has been a tough old season, I am not going to deny that. But I don’t think there is a need to apologise to the fans.
“If you speak to the fans, I don’t think they would want an apology. The minority might, the majority won’t.
“What they have seen this year is that they have a team who really want to play for this club and really want to do well for this club and I am sure, given time with this squad, and hopefully with a few new additions that the gaffer will be sorting out this summer, you will see a different us next season.”
“The talk about Sam shocked a lot of the boys, all I would say is that the Gaffer has got us all behind him. From day one, when he walked in here, he has proved to everyone what he can do.
“This year we have been blighted by injuries. I don’t think any other team in the bottom 10 would have been able to stay in the Premier League if they had the injuries we had.”
“I would tell the chairman you have to stick with him because you have to look at what he built at Bolton. He took them from the Championship into Europe within five years.
“It is a sad occasion when we are talking about him getting sacked when you look at the magnificent job he has done for three seasons.”