On Saturday he comes up against Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, whose own position is being scrutinised on a daily basis.
That debate has gone into overdrive following their draw against lowly Wolves.
Coyle said: "Liverpool have quality players and a fantastic manager. They have been a bit stop start this season through injury or loss of form.
"But when they are firing on all cylinders they are a top team. We will have to be at our very best.
"Managers get stick in football, it is commonplace I can assure you of that. Nothing surprises you, it is such a passionate game.
"But it is more than football, it is a social problem now that you can give out stick and get away with it."
Coyle added: "As footballers, coaches, managers, we all know what is involved in the job. We are all thick-skinned and have broad shoulders to take it on board.
"I can't say it is enjoyable. But we know it is the nature of the beast."