Caldwell expecting Coyle exit
06 Jan 2010 - 14:28:02
Burnley captain Steven Caldwell is resigned to the fact that manager Owen Coyle is leaving Turf Moor.
Coyle declared his interest in moving to the Clarets' Premier League rivals Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday and the two clubs are now involved in talks over a compensation deal for the highly-rated young manager.
The 42-year-old Scot led unheralded Burnley into the top-flight last season but his two-year reign is now on the verge of coming to an end.
"Owen has been fantastic for most people at the club and lifted us to the level where we wanted to play. That's testimony to the man and the manager," Caldwell told the club's official website.
"But to all intents and purposes he's gone. There is no person bigger than the club and we will move on with the players we have here and whoever the new manager is.
"We want to keep the momentum going and make sure we finish the job we've started this season. That is maintaining our Premier League status.
"Hopefully the new manager will take us on to a new level, which is as an established Premier League club - something which would be a fantastic achievement."
Burnley are likely to be under the control of coach Steve Davis when they face Stoke City on Saturday.