Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 following a battle with cancer. He was chairman for 16 years, during which time the club enjoyed an 11-year stint in the Premier League and two UEFA Cup campaigns. “This is a very sad day for everyone,” said Brett Warburton, vice-chairman of the Championship club. “Phil has been a personal friend for more than 30 years. We send our deepest condolences to all Phil’s family.” Our own Jay Jay Okocha was signed by Bolton and made captain under his tenure.