Fabrice Muamba believes a strong managerial appointment will help his former Bolton team-mates return to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking.
Wanderers lie 18th in the npower Championship with 10 points from their first 11 games, and defeat at Millwall before the international break cost manager Owen Coyle his job.
"It's hard to see it happen to Owen but, as they say, this is football," he said. "People come and go, that's football life. If you're not doing the job up to the standards then someone will come in and do it for you."
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