Coyle cool over Jussi deal

01 August 2011 12:48
olton manager Owen Coyle has dismissed reports that goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has rejected a new deal at the Reebok Stadium. [LNB] Speculation emerged over the weekend that the Finnish goalkeeper, entering the final year of his Trotters contract, had snubbed a one-year extension on his deal.[LNB]It was claimed the 36-year-old, who has been linked with Manchester City and Stoke this summer, had been hoping to agree better terms. [LNB]However, Coyle has rubbished such rumours by insisting discussions are still ongoing, and says he remains optimistic of striking a deal. [LNB]"I'm very relaxed with the situation regarding Jussi," Coyle told the Bolton News. [LNB]"It's like any negotiation, you can't just click your fingers and expect it to be resolved. [LNB]"Jussi Jaaskelainen has been outstanding for Bolton Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers have been outstanding for him. That's why it's a very good fit and I don't see that changing." [LNB]Jaaskelainen is preparing to enter his 15th season at Bolton having joined from native club Vaasan Palloseura back in 1997. [LNB]The former Finland international has amassed over 500 appearances for the Trotters.

Source: Team_Talk