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Former Burnley, Bolton and Wigan manager Owen Coyle takes charge of MLS side


MLS outfit The Houston Dynamo have announced the appointment of former Bolton and Burnley manager Owen Coyle as the club’s head coach. 

Coyle becomes only the second head coach in the club's history, following on from inaugural coach Dominic Kinnear 

The 48-year-old came to prominence as a manager with Burnley, who he guided to promotion to the Premier League in 2009, the first time the club reached England’s top flight in 33 years. He later had spells at Bolton and latterly Wigan, where he was sacked last season.

Speaking of his move across the Atlantic, Coyle said: “First and foremost I’m thankful for the opportunity to come to the Houston Dynamo,” 

“It is nice to be wanted by a fantastic club and I feel we have a great opportunity to put a team on the pitch that is pleasing on the eye and can win games."

"I’ve been watching Houston Dynamo for many years and I know the atmosphere of the supporters. The league is thriving and the opportunity to join a big club like the Dynamo is very exciting for me.”

Coyle signed two MLS players during his time at Bolton, including Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden, as well as American defender Tim Ream during his tenure. 

“I am extremely excited to bring Owen Coyle to the Houston Dynamo and am confident that he is the right fit for our club,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “He brings a wealth of experience at the highest level and possesses the personal qualities we are looking for in our manager. Most importantly, I can feel his will to win and know that he is motivated to successfully lead us into the next phase of our club’s future.”

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