Dougie Freedman has left Crystal Palace and become the new manager of Bolton, the London club have confirmed.

Freedman, 38, was given permission to talk to Wanderers on Tuesday afternoon after a U-turn from Palace, who had initially refused to allow contact hours earlier. And Bolton have wasted little time coming to an agreement with the 38-year-old, with Palace breaking the news via an official statement.

"Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that first-team manager Dougie Freedman has joined Bolton Wanderers," read the statement on the club's website.

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