Bolton Wanderers have established themselves as a respected Premier League club since rejoining the top flight in 2001. The Trotters made their Premier League bow in 1995 but were relegated after just one season when they finished bottom.
They returned to football's elite a year later after winning the Division One title, but went down again - this time on goal difference. Sam Allardyce guided Bolton back up in 2001 and the club has gone from strength to strength.
Bolton qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in their history in 2005 after finishing sixth. After an eighth-place finish the year after, they came seventh in the 2006/07 season to make the UEFA Cup again.
But Allardyce left the club for Newcastle United at the end of that season and was replaced by his assistant Sammy Lee. A poor start to the 2007/08 season saw Lee relieved of his duties and Gary Megson took over. Megson narrowly steered his side clear of relegation then consolidated their top flight position in 2008/09.CLUB HERITAGE
The club was founded as Christ Church FC in 1874, but changed its name to Bolton Wanderers three years later. They were one of 12 founder members of the Football League which was formed in 1888. Bolton finished FA Cup runners-up in 1894 and were losing finalists again 10 years later, before making it third time lucky with victory over West Ham United in the 1923 final. More FA Cup success arrived in 1926 when they beat Manchester City and again in 1929 with a triumph over Portsmouth.
There was another FA Cup Final appearance in 1953, but Bolton suffered a 4-3 defeat at the hands of a Stanley Matthews-inspired Blackpool. Five years later, they made up for the disappointment by winning the FA Cup for the fourth time with victory over Manchester United.
Bolton had a 29-year spell from 1935 in the top flight and eventually slipped into the league's lowest tier in 1987. They eventually clawed their way back to the top flight in 1995. And as a Division One team, made an heroic run to the League Cup Final but lost out to Liverpool.
They suffered the same fate again - losing to Middlesbrough in the 2004 League Cup Final - although a club-best finish of eighth in the Barclaycard Premierhip softened the blow.PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY
1994/95 - Reach FA Carling Premiership. Lost League Cup Final
1995/96 - Roy McFarland and Colin Todd named co-managers replacing Bruce Rioch. Relegated from FA Carling Premiership
1996/97 - Division One winners
1997/98 - Bolton leave Burnden Park for new Reebok Stadium. Relegated from FA Carling Premiership
1999/00 - Sam Allardyce becomes manager
2000/01 - Promoted to Barclaycard Premiership via play-offs
2003/04 - League Cup Finalists
2006/07 - Nicolas Anelka becomes record signing for £8m
2006/07 - Sammy Lee takes over as manager after Allardyce leaves to take Newcastle United job
2007/08 - Sammy Lee leaves the manager's post by mutual consent. Gary Megson appointed manager
2009/10 - Megson sacked in December. Owen Coyle leaves Burnely to take charge of Bolton in January 2010. Leads the relegation threatened club to safety and a 14th placed finish
Manager Owen Coyle
Coyle, who played for Bolton for over two years in the mid 1990s, returned to the club after leading Burnley to an impressive start to the Barclays Premier League season.
The manager guided Burnley to the top flight in May 2009 after a play-off victory over Sheffield United and left the Clarets midway through the season in a healthy position in the league table.
Coyle got his first taste of management as co-player-manager at Falkirk alongside John Hughes in 2003.
He left the club for a similar role at Dundee United a year later but only made three appearances so moved to Airdrie United for more first-team action.
Coyle joined First Division club St Johnstone in April 2005 to become their new manager. He enjoyed an excellent full first season by leading the Saints to the 2007 Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup semi-finals which included a memorable victory over Glasgow Rangers.
The Saints were denied promotion to the Scottish Premier League on the final day of the season after Gretna netted a last minute goal at Ross County to go up.FLYING START
Coyle guided St Johnstone to the Scottish Challenge Cup final but decided to leave for Burnley a week before the showpiece, which the Saints won with assistant Sandy Stewart in charge.
Burnley ended the 2007/08 campaign in 13th place as Coyle started to make his mark on the Clarets squad. The former Republic of Ireland international got off to a flyer in his second term as boss, winning September's Manager of the Month award after picking up five wins and a draw.
Victories over Barclays Premier League sides Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal in the quarter-final put Burnley and Coyle in the headlines.
When they met Tottenham Hotspur in the semis, the Championship outfit overcame a 4-1 first leg defeat to take the tie to extra-time after winning the second leg 3-0. A Roman Pavlyuchenko goal three minutes from time denied the Turf Moor side a shot at the final.
Success in the cup did not affect Burnley's league form and they clinched a play-off spot by finishing up in fifth place. After master-minding victories over promotion favourites Reading in both play-off semi-final matches, Coyle's Burnley saw off Sheffield United in the Wembley final with a 1-0 victory to seal a place in the top flight for the first time in 33 years.
With Coyle at the helm, Burnely got off to a flying start to life in the Barclays Premier League, beating champions Manchester United in the second match of the 2009/10 season. However, the side struggled throughout most of the season, and things only got worse for the Clarets, who were later relegated, when Coyle left the club in January.
The Scotsman was widely tipped to take the vacant manager's job at Bolton Wanderers, and arrived soon after leaving Turf Moor. With the club in real danger of relegation, Coyle slowly but surely sparked an improvement in form, guiding the side to a 14th placed finish.