The Saturday 6 October defeat to fellow strugglers Millwall in the Championship was the last match in action for Owen Coyle as Bolton manager. The Trotters confirmed on Tuesday 9 October that the club has parted ways with the former Burnley manager.
Coyle’s team has struggled in the English second tier since their relegation from the Barclays Premier League in May and the latest defeat condemned them to just three wins out of ten matches so far in the season and they remain rooted at 18th place.
After the 1 – 2 Saturday defeat to Millwall Owen described the result as the lowest point in his managerial career but ruled out resigning though after a meeting with the club’s administration on Tuesday it was revealed that he had parted company with the midlands side.
-Owen poured his heart and soul into the job, both on and off the pitch, and he led our club with great dignity during some very challenging times. It is the right time for a change. We set a target at the beginning of the season and want to get back on track.
-I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Owen, Sandy Stewart and Steve Davis for all their hard work during their time at Bolton Wanderers, club chairman Phil Gartside said on the club’s official website.