Davis placed in charge of Clarets

06 January 2010 03:12
Davis will take the reins with the support of goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes after Coyle was placed on gardening leave.[LNB]Burnley chairman Barry Kilby said: "The backroom staff will take the team on Saturday and Steve will be in charge."[LNB]Lawyers from both clubs are currently working on a compensation deal for Coyle, who has expressed a wish to leave Turf Moor.[LNB]Kilby has also voiced his discontent with Bolton in their pursuit of Coyle. He said: "I don't think we are best of pals at the moment. It was an unwelcome approach.[LNB]"Owen felt Bolton do have a larger player budget than we have and it was his best way of remaining a Premiership manager, working with a budget of that size.[LNB]"It's been a trauma for the football club. None of us wanted Owen to go. It was a shock when all this broke. We are all grown men and know how football works but it was quite emotional when Owen left.[LNB]"I fully expected when he did move it would be upwards, not sideways to a club we are fighting a relegation scrap with. We were surprised.[LNB]"But I have been in football long enough to know these things happen and I don't think Owen took this decision lightly.[LNB]"It was with regret that he went and he did say to me there was only Celtic or Bolton he would leave Burnley for. But it has come at a bad time, that is for sure."[LNB]Davis will take the reins against Stoke with the help of goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes.[LNB]Kilby confirmed: "The backroom staff will take the team for Saturday and Steve will be in charge."[LNB]Kilby is now keen to find a replacement for Coyle sooner rather than later.[LNB]He added: "We have got to get going. Let's put this behind us and make sure we stay in this Premier League.[LNB]"We have to see who is out there. We need to get this one sorted out as soon as we can."[LNB][LNB] Transfer Specials. Click here to bet.  

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