OWEN COYLE FACTFILE
Born: Paisley, Scotland, 1966 (Age 47) Playing career: A striker, Coyle began his professional career with Dumbarton in 1985, joining Clydebank in 1988 before a £175,000 switch to Air drie two years later. Top scorer in the Scottish League in 1989-90, he also won promotion and played in the Cup Winners’ Cup. Signed for Bolton in 1993 for a fee of £250,000, where he would win his one and only Ir eland Cap against Holland in a 1994 friendly. Clinched promotion to the Premier League with the Trotters but fell out of favour under Bruce Rioch and r eturned to Scotland with Dundee United. Won another promotion before seeing out his playing car eer with Motherwell, Dunfermline and Airdrie. Managerial career: Became player-manager of Falkirk alongside John Hughes in 2003 and spent time as a player-coach at both Dundee United and the reformed Airdrie. Took his first solitary management job in 2005, taking over at Scottish First Division side St Johnstone and went on to guide Saints to the League Cup and Scottish Cup semi-finals, while narr owly missing out on promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2006-07 season. Moved to Burnley in November 2007, leading the Clar ets to League Cup wins over Chelsea and Arsenal and promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs in 2009. Joined Bolton in January 2010 and took the Trotters to the FA Cup semifinal in his second season. Relegated by one point after drawing 2-2 with Stoke on the final day of the 2011-12 season and sacked by Bolton with the club 18th in the Championship. Appointed Wigan manager in June 2013.
VINTAGE CLARET: Owen Coyle after winning the play-offs with Burnley in 2009