FORMER Clarets boss Owen Coyle has been sacked by Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers.
Coyle left Turf Moor for the Reebok Stadium midway through the Premier League season in January 2010, after leading the club to the semi-final of the Carling Cup and promotion via the Championship play-off final at Wembley, after which he signed a contract extension.
His acrimonious departure saw him take his entire backroom staff with him, and undoubtedly contributed to Burnley’s relegation.
However, Wanderers would be relegated from the Premier League last season, and after defeat at Turf Moor on the opening day of the Championship season, currently lie 18th in the Championship after winning only three of their 10 matches. On Saturday Coyle described Bolton’s latest defeat at Millwall as the lowest point of his managerial career, but insisted he was up for the challenge and did not intend to resign.
But after meeting owner Eddie Davies and chairman Phil Gartside this morning, it was reported he was parted company with the club, along with his assistant Sandy Stewart and coach Steve Davis - who left Burnley with Coyle.
Davis won three promotions with Burnley as a player, and was on the coaching staff as the Clarets reached the Premier League.