Former world champion Amir Khan has joined a group of investors bidding to take control of English Football League side Bolton Wanderers FC.
The 28 year-old is part of Sports Shield, a company aiming to buy out the current owners in a move that would see chairman Phil Gartside leave the club after a sixteen-year tenure at the helm. Gartside has been suffering from ill health recently and has reportedly agreed to help the club rid themselves of crippling debts before Khan and ex-player Dean Holdsworth replace the current hierarchy.
Holdsworth, a striker who played for the club during the late nineties and early naughties, is in place to become the club’s new chairman once the deal goes through, which will see Khan become an active participant in the team he’s staunchly supported throughout his career.
According to The Daily Star, Khan is also looking into the possibility of staging some of his future fights at Bolton’s Macron Stadium as Wanderers aim to change their ailing fortunes on and off the pitch.
Spells in the Premier League have brought Bolton considerable success in the past, although their route has been on a considerable downslope ever since and Neil Lennon’s side are second to bottom in the second tier and could be on the verge of a change in manager.