Joe Kinnear: "I wanted somebody with some serious clout who has seen it and done it.
"Kevin fits the bill. He's been there when Bolton fought to stay up in the early years.
"I believe in him. He's a great passer of the ball and he is infectious around the dressing room.
"He's a leader above all things.
"He did phenomenally well for Bolton and he is capable of toughing it out when needed which is the position we're in at the moment."