Coyle commits to Clarets

18 June 2009 12:35
Burnley have rewarded manager Owen Coyle with a two-year contract extension after guiding them to the Premier League. The Clarets will be playing in the top-flight for the first time in over 30 years next season and Coyle is now under contract at Turf Moor until 2013. The 42-year-old Scot had been linked with the managerial vacancy at Celtic after Burnley's play-off final success last month but always suggested his commitment remained with the Clarets. "We're delighted to secure Owen's commitment to Burnley Football Club for a four-year period until the end of 2012-13 season," operational director Brendan Flood told the club's official website. "Owen's a young manager with a great future who will continue to revive the traditions of Burnley to develop young British talent and to play attractive football. "As this year represents the club's 50th anniversary since we won the First Division, we're delighted that Owen will lead the club and its fans through one of the most exciting seasons in our history. "The community has recognised Owen's qualities and we're sure everyone will welcome this news, so that we can now concentrate on our plans for a very successful season."

Source: ESA