Bolton Wanderers has made an official approach for Crystal Palace manager
Wanderers, relegated from the Barclays Premier League last term, has been without a manager since sacking
Speculation regarding an approach for Freedman was widely reported over the weekend and, at Monday morning's (English time) press briefing for Tuesday night's (Wednesday morning AEDT) trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, caretaker manager
Phillips said: "Phil said from the outset he'd be open and honest with us and he came to the training ground yesterday and said he had made contact with Palace to speak to
Phillips, who led Wanderers to a 3-2 win over Bristol City in his first game at the helm on Saturday having been touted for the post himself in some quarters, added: "We've said all along, Phil and Eddie (Davies, owner) will be the people who pick the next manager of Bolton Wanderers.
"It won't be for anybody to put their names in the ring and suggest they want to be manager.
"In the meantime we said we would work our hardest to get the best out of the players."
Former Palace striker Freedman succeeded
The London outfit is currently fourth in the Championship table - 12 places ahead of Bolton.
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