Bolton Wanderers chief executive Allan Duckworth steps down

Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers

Allan Duckworth has stepped down as chief executive at Bolton Wanderers, ending his 14-year association with the club.

"It has been challenging at times, but it has always been greatly rewarding," he told the Bolton website.external-link

"As the club begins a new chapter in its history, it feels right for a change, for both myself and the club."

Bolton's 11-year stay in the Premier League came to an end with relegation last month.

Chairman Phil Gartside said: "Allan and I have worked closely together for 14 years, during what has been a hugely successful time for Wanderers.

"Allan played a very significant and pivotal part in that period, and his contribution cannot be underestimated."

Duckworth has also resigned from his role with Bolton's parent company Burnden Leisure.