Clarets keen to keep culture
08 Jan 2010 - 09:08:28
Burnley have pledged to find a replacement for Owen Coyle in the same vein as their Bolton Wanderers-bound manager.
The Scot has been placed on gardening leave by the Turf Moor club after admitting he wanted to take the managerial reins at a club where he spent two years as a player.
Under Coyle, the Clarets have been transformed the Clarets from Championship strugglers to a Premier League side in two short years.
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert and Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa have both mentioned as potential candidates and operational director Brendan Flood is confident the Turf Moor club will unearth the right man to replace Coyle.
He told the club's official website: "The culture of the club is very strong so we have to make the right decision to get somebody who fits that culture and I'm sure if we make that decision the players will warm to whoever we choose.
"We don't want somebody who is significantly different but we want someone who might add some value and improve the club.
"We have all fallen in love with the way we play again so I think we've got to try and find somebody who's going to keep that recipe going so that we can entertain the fans."