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