After 30 years of managing Bolton Wanderers, we'd absolutely turned this club on its head. Having signed up as boss with the club in League 2 and financial turmoil in 2020, we'd taken it through the leagues, to 15-time Champions of England, seven-times European Champions, and World Champions by 2050.
Bolton Wanderers had become Champions of England for the first time in their history in the summer of 2036. This confirmed our turnaround in the club's fortunes, rising from League 2 to the best team in the country in 16 years.
After 15 years in-game at Bolton Wanderers, I thought it'd be good to reflect on our time at the club and have a look around the world of football in 2035. So read on for our best players, competition histories, manager updates, and the best regens in the world!
An exciting new era was afoot with Bolton Wanderers all set to move into brand new stadium, the Eddie Davies Arena, as the 2029/30 season began. But our 10th season in charge of Bolton began with a flurry of big money bids for our academy product talents.
Heading into 2029, Bolton Wanderers' defensive approach was working nicely as they sat just outside the playoffs and into the fourth round of the FA Cup having knocked out a Premier League side.
The final season at the University of Bolton Stadium - formerly the Reebok Stadium and Macron Stadium - saw Bolton Wanderers competing in the SkyBet Championship for the seventh successive season. That's because the club is set to move to the brand new Eddie Davies Arena for the 2029/30 campaign.
Bolton Wanderers' young prospects were starting to respond to the faith we'd shown by throwing them into the first-team, in most cases extremely prematurely when they were still only considered to be playing at National League level.
The key focus of this FM21 save is to focus on homegrown academy products, or Trotters Talents. So with that in mind, it's pleasing to now have 12 academy products in the Bolton Wanderers first-team squad heading into the 2027/28 campsign.
The goals of Ryan Cassidy had singlehandedly inspired Bolton Wanderers into the upper reaches of the Championship in 2026/27, along with a pretty damn solid defence. But could they maintain their strong start to the campaign and push up into the playoffs?