Owen Coyle factfile

08 January 2010 05:05
1966: July 14 - Born in Paisley, Scotland.[LNB]1985: Begins his professional career with Dumbarton.[LNB]1988: Joins Clydebank.[LNB]1990: Moves to Airdrie for £175,000.[LNB]Finishes season as top scorer in the Scottish League for the 1989-90 season.[LNB]Wins promotion with Airdrie and reaches the Scottish Cup final, losing to Rangers.[LNB]1992: Appears in the European Cup Winners' Cup as Rangers were competing in the European Cup.[LNB]1993: Signs for Bolton for £250,000.[LNB]1994: Wins one and only cap for the Republic of Ireland, coming on seven minutes from time in a friendly against Holland.[LNB]1995: Wins promotion to the Premiership with the Trotters.[LNB]Transferred to Dundee United for £400,000.[LNB]Scores winning goal in extra-time in the play-off final against Partick Thistle to help United to promotion.[LNB]1997: Joins Motherwell.[LNB]1999: Signs for Dunfermline.[LNB]2001: Returns to former club Airdrie after a loan spell with Ross County.[LNB]2002: Airdrie go into liquidation with Coyle joining Falkirk.[LNB]2003: Becomes co-player-manager at Falkirk alongside John Hughes.[LNB]Returns to Dundee United as player-coach.[LNB]2004: Joins the newly-reformed Airdrie as player-coach following a loan spell.[LNB]2005: Takes over at Scottish First Division side St Johnstone and goes on to guide Saints to the League Cup and Scottish Cup semi-finals, while narrowly missing out on promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2006-07 season.[LNB]2007: July - Signs one-year contract extension.[LNB]November 22 - Signs three-year contract to become manager of Burnley.[LNB]2008: Leads Burnley to League Cup wins over Chelsea and Arsenal.[LNB]2009: May 25 - Takes Clarets into the Premier League with victory over Sheffield United in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.[LNB]June: Signs contract extension at Turf Moor amid speculation linking him with Celtic vacancy.[LNB]2010: January 4 - Burnley confirm Coyle has held talks with Bolton over the managerial vacancy at the Reebok Stadium.[LNB]January 5 - The Clarets issue a statement saying Coyle has "reaffirmed his desire to leave Burnley" and join Bolton. The clubs begin talks over compensation.[LNB]January 6 - Burnley chairman Barry Kilby voices his disappointment with events and his surprise at Coyle's "sideways" move.[LNB]January 8 - Bolton confirm Coyle as their new manager.[LNB][LNB]

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