Bolton confirm Coyle appointment

08 January 2010 05:08

Bolton have finally confirmed the appointment of Owen Coyle as their new manager.

The former Wanderers striker has been on the verge of succeeding Gary Megson all week and was officially announced as the club's new manager on Friday evening.

Coyle will take immediate charge of the team, although with this weekend's clash against Sunderland postponed, his first match will be the Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal a week on Sunday. Coyle told the club's website, "I'm absolutely delighted to be back at Bolton Wanderers."

He added: "I look forward to the opportunity of bringing the good times back to the club for everyone."

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said: "Owen was our number one target and we are naturally delighted that he has returned to the football club as manager.

"He was an inspirational player who leads by example and a great motivator and, on behalf of everyone at Bolton Wanderers, I would like to say welcome home."

Source: PA