Coyle makes choice - and it's Bolton

05 January 2010 01:38
Coyle spoke to Bolton on Monday having been made their top target since the sacking of Gary Megson last week.[LNB]Burnley met with Coyle last night in an attempt to persuade the manager who guided them to the Premier League to stay, but it seems they have been unsuccessful.[LNB]A Burnley statement read: "Owen Coyle has today reaffirmed his desire to leave Burnley Football Club and join Bolton Wanderers Football Club.[LNB]"Burnley Football Club will now enter discussions with Bolton Wanderers Football Club, due to the fact that compensation between the two parties has yet to be agreed.[LNB]"There will be no further comment at this time."[LNB]Burnley are thought to want around £3million in compensation for Coyle, who signed a 12-month extension to his existing three-year deal after being courted by Celtic in the summer.[LNB]Coyle, 43, was a popular figure as a player at Bolton in the mid-1990s.[LNB]Coyle, after previous spells in charge of Falkirk and St Johnstone, took over at Turf Moor in November 2007 having been recommended to the club, ironically, by Bolton.[LNB]Coyle had been considered by Bolton before Megson was appointed the previous month.[LNB]He quickly established a good reputation in England as his Burnley side impressed in cup competitions and then won promotion to the top flight - after a 33-year absence - via the play-offs.[LNB]Bolton are yet to comment.[LNB][LNB] Arsenal 1/5, Draw 5/1, Bolton 14/1  

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