Bolton Wanderers refuse to give up in bid to lure Owen Coyle from Burnley

02 January 2010 01:23
Bolton will persist in the pursuit of Owen Coyle as their new manager despite his reluctance to leave Burnley.[LNB]Sportsmail revealed earlier this week that the 43-year-old Scot was Bolton's top choice but they are aware that luring him away from Turf Moor is not a straight forward process.[LNB] Pointing the way? Owen Coyle is said to be Bolton's first choice as the replacement for Gary Megson[LNB]Burnley insist they have had no approach from Bolton and will refuse any attempts to talk to their manager. Bolton hope that the offer of a better contract and vastly improved transfer budget can help sway the deal for Coyle.[LNB]Coyle spent two fruitful years at Bolton as a player and would like the chance to work at a bigger club but the timing is not great.[LNB]Coyle has impressed greatly by bringing them up from the Championship on a shoestring budget.[LNB]He has already turned down offers from Celtic and Scotland and, ideally, would like to finish the job of keeping Burnley up.[LNB]He has also been working hard to bring in players. Coyle said: 'I have had speculation time and time again but, as always, I am concentrating on the job in hand.'[LNB]His departure would open up the door at Turf Moor for another Bolton candidate Peter Reid.[LNB] Coyle admits Bolton is a 'fantastic job' but insists he is committed to BurnleyGary Megson is welcome back at Stoke, says Tony Pulis...and Peter Reid could replace him at BoltonTHE FIRING LINE: Who will follow Hughes and Megson out of the door?BOLTON WANDERERS FC

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