Coyle stung by Clarets taunts

27 January 2010 07:27
Chants of "Judas" rang out from visiting fans still furious at his decision to leave the Clarets to take charge at the Reebok Stadium at the start of the month.[LNB]A goal from Chung-Yong Lee gave Bolton victory and Coyle said: "Perhaps they should call me Moses, as I led them out of the wilderness."[LNB]The comment was made without malice as the Glasgow-born boss is still perplexed at how much bitterness there remains at his departure after he led the club into the top flight.[LNB]Coyle, who made a point of applauding the Burnley supporters at the end of the game, said: "Until my dying day, I wish the club nothing but the best.[LNB]"This was more emotional than any other game I have been involved in. I left a unique club and know the passion that surrounds the place.[LNB]"Burnley are special and I will always hold them in the highest esteem. But they have the smallest budget in the league. They did not want to move at the same pace as me.[LNB]"The only person who knows the full story is me and I maintain I conducted myself properly."[LNB]Lee made the breakthrough in the 34th minute with his fifth goal of the season after a clever ball from Kevin Davies.[LNB]That goal was enough to take Bolton out of the relegation zone and put Burnley in it.[LNB]Coyle said: "There is a stigma in being in the bottom three and it is fantastic to be out of there.[LNB]"We gave two good performances against Arsenal without any reward, so it is very pleasing to get this win. The players just need to believe in themselves a bit more.[LNB]"I do believe ourselves and Burnley will stay up. Burnley played with courage and heart, which I knew they would."[LNB]Burnley manager Brian Laws was left cursing his luck as Chris McCann (knee) and Graham Alexander (calf) both came off injured in the opening stages. Then Michael Duff suffered a shoulder problem.[LNB]Laws said: "Our game plan went out of the window in the first 15 minutes and we had to re-organise then and at half-time.[LNB]"While we need to defend better, the players are suffering and we could do with some new faces by the end of week."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk