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Owen Coyle Playing the 2012 Overture

Owen Coyle has agreed a new contract that will ensure he remains at Turf Moor until at least 2012. The extension to his three-and-a-half-year contract signed in Novemver 2007 adds at least 12 months extra and the news will gladden the hearts of all Clarets fans after a number of Premier League sides were believed to be interested in the gaffer. In particular, in February he was strongly linked with replacing Gary Megson at Bolton Wanderers in the summer and it is understood Burnley began negotiations about that time to extend Coyle's contract and keep him at Turf Moor. Brendan Flood though has indicated this was pure co-incidence and related to Coyle's performance this season with the contract extension being just reward after getting the Clarets to the Carling Cup semi-finals and potentially ensuring we will finish the highest we have at this level for over 30 years. There is also a strong chance we could be in the play-offs with five games left to play and could even be plying our trade in the top flight next season.

Owen Coyle has been quoted as saying earlier this year:

"I have got no intentions of going anywhere. I love it at this football club and we are not anywhere near where I want to be in terms of taking the club on. I didn't bring players into this football club to be upping and leaving at the first opportunity. That was never going to be the case because we want to continue what we are doing and look to build. We are all in this together and I am here for as long as the club want me, they know that. So much so that the chairman, Brendan Flood and I have had a chat about making the contract a bit longer. We will deal with that when the time is right and I am very much on board for that because we do have ambitious plans to take this club on."

Brendan Flood has revealed the deal is now close to being finalised and has said about the new contract:

"I think all bar putting pen to paper we've agreed a contract which Owen is content with, then hopefully he'll be leading us to success, wherever we are.It's at least a year more. It might be longer."

Well done, Owen!

Owen Coyle,da,da,da,da!!




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The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 9 2009

Time: 11:11AM

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Get in! Now do you believe Flood though, that this had nothing to do with the threat of him being stolen by a Premier League club?
turfmanphil
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09/04/2009 11:14:00

Get in! Now do you believe Flood though, that this had nothing to do with the threat of him being stolen by a Premier League club?
turfmanphil
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09/04/2009 11:14:00

duh, duh, duh, duh - Owen Coyle
Claretdale
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09/04/2009 12:13:00

duh, duh, duh, duh - Owen Coyle
Claretdale
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09/04/2009 12:13:00

Great bit of business which ever way you look at it made my day :-)
8clarets8
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09/04/2009 12:25:00

Great bit of business which ever way you look at it made my day :-)
8clarets8
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09/04/2009 12:25:00

More from Coyle on deal:Coyle said: "I sat with Brendan and the chairman a week ago and I think more or less we are there about in principle.There are certain things that motivate me and I want to fulfil the project I came here to do and the plan I have in place. That was the biggest thing for me. Wherever I have been I have never been motivated by money. I want to win games and I wanted the told to do it.So we are not a million miles away. The biggest problems is getting us all sat down together because Brendan and the Chairman have businesses to run.But the first chance we have to sit down together I am sure we can sit down together and put it to bed."
turfmanphil
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09/04/2009 17:27:00

More from Coyle on deal:Coyle said: "I sat with Brendan and the chairman a week ago and I think more or less we are there about in principle.There are certain things that motivate me and I want to fulfil the project I came here to do and the plan I have in place. That was the biggest thing for me. Wherever I have been I have never been motivated by money. I want to win games and I wanted the told to do it.So we are not a million miles away. The biggest problems is getting us all sat down together because Brendan and the Chairman have businesses to run.But the first chance we have to sit down together I am sure we can sit down together and put it to bed."
turfmanphil
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09/04/2009 17:27:00

This has to be good news. Mr Coyle is tied to us for another couple of years and, in the event of him being approached by another club - which is inevitable if we continue to make progress - his contract should contain a suitable compensation clause. Its also a just reward for the man himself as he has done a truly great job since his appointment.
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09/04/2009 19:57:00

This has to be good news. Mr Coyle is tied to us for another couple of years and, in the event of him being approached by another club - which is inevitable if we continue to make progress - his contract should contain a suitable compensation clause. Its also a just reward for the man himself as he has done a truly great job since his appointment.
RickersTwickers
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09/04/2009 19:57:00

Brilliant news for Owen Coyles Claret and Blue army!!
sheclaret
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10/04/2009 11:59:00

Brilliant news for Owen Coyles Claret and Blue army!!
sheclaret
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10/04/2009 11:59:00

He's not actually signed the new deal yet although has indicated he will by end of season
turfmanphil
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10/04/2009 13:45:00

He's not actually signed the new deal yet although has indicated he will by end of season
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10/04/2009 13:45:00

 

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