UK time is: 08:56:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Howe Zat? Eddie Cherry Picks and Goes!

Eddie Howe after days of speculation and internet gossip has quit Turf Moor to re-join his former club, AFC Bournemouth along with assistant Jason Tindall.

The two clubs have finally agreed a compensation package this Friday afternoon. Howe`s contract at Turf Moor was not due to expire until June, 2014 but the club have accepted an undisclosed compensation package from the League One club.

Howe has returned to Dorset for personal reasons to be closer to his family.

His departure has naturally led to widespread speculation as to who will replace him and it sets up the intriguing possibility although unlikely that it could be former gaffer, Owen Coyle, recently sacked by Bolton.

Other names already being linked are former Clarets favourite Mickey Mellon, manager of new Football League side Fleetwood Town and Manchester United number two Mike Phelan.

Burnley Chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick have issued the following joint statement following the departure of Howe:

"We are surprised and disappointed that Eddie is leaving a great club like Burnley so soon in the season.

"However, we understand that his decision reflects his personal circumstances rather than any matters at Burnley Football Club, be that supporters, the players or the Board.

"We wish Eddie well in his future career and thank him for the hard work he has done at Burnley over the past 20 months.

"Since we were elected co-chairmen, we have embarked on a wide-ranging programme of development at Burnley Football Club and this will continue.

"In some ways this change creates new opportunities that we can take on board as we look to improve upon our league position and create a strong platform for the future.

"We remain 100% committed and ambitious for the club.

"Eddie`s sudden departure will not deter us from our plans and we are confident that the team will rally round while we seek his replacement - a search that has already begun."

Meanwhile Howe has also clarified his reasons for leaving:

"It`s been a really tough week. I can`t speak highly enough of Burnley Football Club, the people who work for the club, the players and the supporters, who have all been brilliant to us since we walked through the door, and I would like to thank them for that," said Howe.

"To leave is incredibly difficult, but I feel it`s a decision I have to make for my family and for personal reasons, which I can`t go into detail on.

"There is only one club I would contemplate leaving Burnley for and that is Bournemouth and that is the situation we found ourselves in."

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 12 2012

Time: 3:50PM

Your Comments

Quite glad really It wasn't working let's be honest!!
turfmanphil
Quite glad really It wasn't working let's be honest!!
turfmanphil
We need passion and maturity you could tell there was something wrong with the up and down performances of the team. the Question is who next in simple Biblical terms Dont look back that means in regard to previous managers look forward now. i have no preferences dont know. Michael Appleton has done a good job with nowt
Albmaleaf claret
We need passion and maturity you could tell there was something wrong with the up and down performances of the team. the Question is who next in simple Biblical terms Dont look back that means in regard to previous managers look forward now. i have no preferences dont know. Michael Appleton has done a good job with nowt
Albmaleaf claret
Think we need someone with proven experience in the Championship! I would take back Owen Coyle with open arms if he said the right things and made his peace with the fans and Board! Let's face it the most exciting buzz we had in recent times was under him! Can't see it though!
turfmanphil
Think we need someone with proven experience in the Championship! I would take back Owen Coyle with open arms if he said the right things and made his peace with the fans and Board! Let's face it the most exciting buzz we had in recent times was under him! Can't see it though!
turfmanphil
Glad Eddie has gone, seemed a nice guy but not good enough at this level for me. As for Judas there are 4 reasons why not - one, he has been found out even at this level and doesnt have the tactical nous, two, the Coyle bingo we have become so proficient at while he was a Bolton means we now see through has fake platitudes, three, he would never have 100% of the fans behind him in a frenzy like before which would result in us finishing lower (and he only managed sixth) and four, even if he came out and said Gartside was to blame for holding him to a promise I would still struggle to forgive which would affect my enjoyment. Never turn back in life!
CrosspoolClarets
Glad Eddie has gone, seemed a nice guy but not good enough at this level for me. As for Judas there are 4 reasons why not - one, he has been found out even at this level and doesnt have the tactical nous, two, the Coyle bingo we have become so proficient at while he was a Bolton means we now see through has fake platitudes, three, he would never have 100% of the fans behind him in a frenzy like before which would result in us finishing lower (and he only managed sixth) and four, even if he came out and said Gartside was to blame for holding him to a promise I would still struggle to forgive which would affect my enjoyment. Never turn back in life!
CrosspoolClarets
Billy Davies has the credentials - could we forgive him for being irritating?
sben8
Billy Davies has the credentials - could we forgive him for being irritating?
sben8
I dont want Judas back under any terms thank you very much. Thanks for your efferts Eddie you have my respect in putting family first and it was your chance to get back home and little Bournmouth fc. Eddie you had taken Burnley as far as you could an average Championship club. We now need a manager to take us up another level. So we will not be looking to tiny Fleetwoon Town for our man, thank you.
GRIMSBY CLARET
I dont want Judas back under any terms thank you very much. Thanks for your efferts Eddie you have my respect in putting family first and it was your chance to get back home and little Bournmouth fc. Eddie you had taken Burnley as far as you could an average Championship club. We now need a manager to take us up another level. So we will not be looking to tiny Fleetwoon Town for our man, thank you.
GRIMSBY CLARET
Graham Alexander/David Unsworth combo?
sben8
Graham Alexander/David Unsworth combo?
sben8
Have you lost the plot tmp, take back horse face, I would return my season ticket. He has no future at BFC, I may as well put Laws ahead of him, did you not see the plane and banner........Domingos Paciência is destined for England.....
VinRogue
Have you lost the plot tmp, take back horse face, I would return my season ticket. He has no future at BFC, I may as well put Laws ahead of him, did you not see the plane and banner........Domingos Paciência is destined for England.....
VinRogue
Carlo Ancelotti at 66/1 ?
AdamBurnleyFan
Carlo Ancelotti at 66/1 ?
AdamBurnleyFan
My personal choice would be Graham Alexander.
AdamBurnleyFan
My personal choice would be Graham Alexander.
AdamBurnleyFan
tbh I don’t like any of the managers mentioned in the runnng for Burnley But… One person i would like to see the board go for is Paulo Di Canio Great motovational manager and I think he one of the hottest managers in lower league at the mo plz Burnley FC Dont look back look forwards.
Gazza70
tbh I don’t like any of the managers mentioned in the runnng for Burnley But… One person i would like to see the board go for is Paulo Di Canio Great motovational manager and I think he one of the hottest managers in lower league at the mo plz Burnley FC Dont look back look forwards.
Gazza70
Not sure I agree that things weren't working under Eddie but it is good to see that the general feeling is that he has done the right thing putting his family first and returning to Bournemouth. I certainly wish him well and hope that he enjoys future success. Two things worry me though. I have a good mate who is a Cherries fan and he told me more than a week ago with some certainty that EH was in the frame for a return. Burnley, only yesterday, said that they had turned down an official approach but I understand that the reality of the situation is that negotiations had been going on for some time. Do they think the fans are stupid? Well, some of the names that have been suggested elsewhere as replacements might suggest that to be the case. We seem to have this debate quite regularly now and for me it is always about who I wouldn't want at this early stage. Alexander, Davis or Mellon are mentioned, in my view, simply because they are former players. So was Brian Laws. Personally I never had a problem with Owen Coyle leaving because I knew when he left St Johnstone to move to Turf Moor that it would happen one day. I wouldn't mind him but it would be a risky appointment that, in reality, would be a disaster if he had a bad run early on. In any event, he is probably destined for another local club. However, go back a year and would anyone have thought that Spurs would sack Harry Redknapp and replace him with AVB and that Eddie would eventually return to AFCB? It can only be a matter of time before Kevin Keegan appears in the betting but until then it looks like Derek McInnes for me.
RickersTwickers
Not sure I agree that things weren't working under Eddie but it is good to see that the general feeling is that he has done the right thing putting his family first and returning to Bournemouth. I certainly wish him well and hope that he enjoys future success. Two things worry me though. I have a good mate who is a Cherries fan and he told me more than a week ago with some certainty that EH was in the frame for a return. Burnley, only yesterday, said that they had turned down an official approach but I understand that the reality of the situation is that negotiations had been going on for some time. Do they think the fans are stupid? Well, some of the names that have been suggested elsewhere as replacements might suggest that to be the case. We seem to have this debate quite regularly now and for me it is always about who I wouldn't want at this early stage. Alexander, Davis or Mellon are mentioned, in my view, simply because they are former players. So was Brian Laws. Personally I never had a problem with Owen Coyle leaving because I knew when he left St Johnstone to move to Turf Moor that it would happen one day. I wouldn't mind him but it would be a risky appointment that, in reality, would be a disaster if he had a bad run early on. In any event, he is probably destined for another local club. However, go back a year and would anyone have thought that Spurs would sack Harry Redknapp and replace him with AVB and that Eddie would eventually return to AFCB? It can only be a matter of time before Kevin Keegan appears in the betting but until then it looks like Derek McInnes for me.
RickersTwickers
I find it amusing that Phelan is linked again - Does he have any interest in leaving United to be a number 1? I think he has been linked before Owen, Brian and Eddie hasnt he? I really havent got a clue who I think we should go for - I can however see it being someone completely unexpected similar to when we appointed Coyle.
Claretdale
I find it amusing that Phelan is linked again - Does he have any interest in leaving United to be a number 1? I think he has been linked before Owen, Brian and Eddie hasnt he? I really havent got a clue who I think we should go for - I can however see it being someone completely unexpected similar to when we appointed Coyle.
Claretdale
Maybe its because the only buzz we got at the Turf in recent times was under Coyle. Personally if he made his peace with the fans and Board and said the right things I would welcome him back. Always prepared to give someone a second chance but only two!
turfmanphil
Maybe its because the only buzz we got at the Turf in recent times was under Coyle. Personally if he made his peace with the fans and Board and said the right things I would welcome him back. Always prepared to give someone a second chance but only two!
turfmanphil
If anyone wants a clue as to our future manager, think of someone who does not want much in the way of wages, can convince the Board that he can avoid relegation whilst nuturing players for sale. Oh and can talk the fans into believing he is the Messiah. Wise move Eddie and good luck, it may not be too long before we meet in the league.
cornwallclaret
If anyone wants a clue as to our future manager, think of someone who does not want much in the way of wages, can convince the Board that he can avoid relegation whilst nuturing players for sale. Oh and can talk the fans into believing he is the Messiah. Wise move Eddie and good luck, it may not be too long before we meet in the league.
cornwallclaret
It all seems to have been scripted very neatly with no big accusations being flung in any direction, apart from the mild overnight tiff between Cherry Mitchell and Claret Hoos. For Claret fans who thought a change was needed, the Board should surely be congratulated at having done it in such a way as to receive rather than pay out compo. But if it can be accepted they have done that well (and of course there will be folk who take the Suzanne Geldart line that Eddie left at least partly because he didn't get the money he'd been promised) it's at most only 25% of the job done. To finish the task and look good will be harder. I am firmly in the NO COYLE NO THANK YOU camp. If we're going to look back I'd rather have Cotts. Looking forwards sounds better to me, but I can't see the wood for the trees. My guess is the Board have some pretty clear targets and I am hopeful that they will move with such speed that makes us wonder whether they were already in planning mode before events took the turn they did. Who is in charge in the meantime? And how much of the backroom will be on the way out? Anyway, to finish up back on the subject of Eddie... He struck me as a very decent man, and there aren't many of those. He played a big part in moving the club's organisation and facilities to levels that neither Coyle nor Cotts would recognise, and he'll get warm words in the Claret Chronicles for all those away wins and for being the second gaffer to beat Coyle on the ground where he used to parade his knees. The feeling will, though, I suspect persist that regardless of whether anyone felt Eddie might have had a bit more cash, he might also have done a bit better with the players he did have at his disposal. The move to favour possession over passion this season does not seem to have gone down well on the Turf, despite all the goals scored. The mystery will be why he couldn't get the defence right.
Couch Potato
It all seems to have been scripted very neatly with no big accusations being flung in any direction, apart from the mild overnight tiff between Cherry Mitchell and Claret Hoos. For Claret fans who thought a change was needed, the Board should surely be congratulated at having done it in such a way as to receive rather than pay out compo. But if it can be accepted they have done that well (and of course there will be folk who take the Suzanne Geldart line that Eddie left at least partly because he didn't get the money he'd been promised) it's at most only 25% of the job done. To finish the task and look good will be harder. I am firmly in the NO COYLE NO THANK YOU camp. If we're going to look back I'd rather have Cotts. Looking forwards sounds better to me, but I can't see the wood for the trees. My guess is the Board have some pretty clear targets and I am hopeful that they will move with such speed that makes us wonder whether they were already in planning mode before events took the turn they did. Who is in charge in the meantime? And how much of the backroom will be on the way out? Anyway, to finish up back on the subject of Eddie... He struck me as a very decent man, and there aren't many of those. He played a big part in moving the club's organisation and facilities to levels that neither Coyle nor Cotts would recognise, and he'll get warm words in the Claret Chronicles for all those away wins and for being the second gaffer to beat Coyle on the ground where he used to parade his knees. The feeling will, though, I suspect persist that regardless of whether anyone felt Eddie might have had a bit more cash, he might also have done a bit better with the players he did have at his disposal. The move to favour possession over passion this season does not seem to have gone down well on the Turf, despite all the goals scored. The mystery will be why he couldn't get the defence right.
Couch Potato
Wise words CP. Wouldn't disagree with any of that. Grateful to Dale too for mentioning Mickey Phelan. Can never understand why he is constantly linked with the Burnley job. Why on earth would he leave Manchester United?
RickersTwickers
Wise words CP. Wouldn't disagree with any of that. Grateful to Dale too for mentioning Mickey Phelan. Can never understand why he is constantly linked with the Burnley job. Why on earth would he leave Manchester United?
RickersTwickers
Eddie was a decent bloke who tried his hardest at this club, but like many before him , he didn't seem to have the knack of sorting out the defence. I started to get worried when he chose to leave Bikey/Amougou out of the side, when he was one of our best central defenders in my opinion. But never mind all that now, he's gone and I wish him all the best back at his beloved Bournemouth. Oh, and thanks for bringing Charlie here as well Eddie. As for Coyle , I'm also in the 'no, nay never , no more' camp . I take your point about the buzz he produced during the promotion year tmp, but he scored five times more minus points (than the plus points) , when he abandoned ship in January of our first season back in the top flight for 33 years .I honestly think we would have survived had he stayed , and who knows where another season of premiership cash would have got us. I've got no idea whatsoever as to the notion of who the next manager will be, but I hope he's someone who can organise a serious defence that plays co ordinated football with the midfield , instead of the totally haphazard stuff we've seen recently. If we can't have Brendan Rodgers, I'd be happy with Mick McCarthy myself , but what the heck, here we go again on the speculation merry-go-round. UTC
WelshClaret
Eddie was a decent bloke who tried his hardest at this club, but like many before him , he didn't seem to have the knack of sorting out the defence. I started to get worried when he chose to leave Bikey/Amougou out of the side, when he was one of our best central defenders in my opinion. But never mind all that now, he's gone and I wish him all the best back at his beloved Bournemouth. Oh, and thanks for bringing Charlie here as well Eddie. As for Coyle , I'm also in the 'no, nay never , no more' camp . I take your point about the buzz he produced during the promotion year tmp, but he scored five times more minus points (than the plus points) , when he abandoned ship in January of our first season back in the top flight for 33 years .I honestly think we would have survived had he stayed , and who knows where another season of premiership cash would have got us. I've got no idea whatsoever as to the notion of who the next manager will be, but I hope he's someone who can organise a serious defence that plays co ordinated football with the midfield , instead of the totally haphazard stuff we've seen recently. If we can't have Brendan Rodgers, I'd be happy with Mick McCarthy myself , but what the heck, here we go again on the speculation merry-go-round. UTC
WelshClaret
No doubting Eddie is a good bloke and I don't think any of us can have a bad word against him, for whatever choice he made to go back to Bournemouth we wish him well but things were going a bit stale and a new face in (not horse face) is what was needed, pretty sure Howe will make a good manager at some point but maybe a bit to soon to step up for him which is always the risk sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't I would prefer a more experienced manager in place against Blackpool, the names banned around Micky Mellon, Graham Alexander, Michael Appleton don't have that experience for me but at the end of the day it will be someone cheap who will have to work on a budget of nothing but hey ho that's Burnley who wants to come to a club where their top scorer will be sold come January to the highest bidder, Good luck the Clarets cause I reckon we are going to need it!!!
8clarets8
No doubting Eddie is a good bloke and I don't think any of us can have a bad word against him, for whatever choice he made to go back to Bournemouth we wish him well but things were going a bit stale and a new face in (not horse face) is what was needed, pretty sure Howe will make a good manager at some point but maybe a bit to soon to step up for him which is always the risk sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't I would prefer a more experienced manager in place against Blackpool, the names banned around Micky Mellon, Graham Alexander, Michael Appleton don't have that experience for me but at the end of the day it will be someone cheap who will have to work on a budget of nothing but hey ho that's Burnley who wants to come to a club where their top scorer will be sold come January to the highest bidder, Good luck the Clarets cause I reckon we are going to need it!!!
8clarets8
I'm shocked Horse face is doing so well in the vital poll !
grimsby claret
I'm shocked Horse face is doing so well in the vital poll !
grimsby claret
I was critical as the rest about Coyle but think about it! Which manager gave us the most pleasure in the last ten years or so? Coyle easily!! Don't get me wrong,if he comes back, he cant just swan back in but if he shows some humility and remorse and can get the fans and Board back on side why not?
turfmanphil
I was critical as the rest about Coyle but think about it! Which manager gave us the most pleasure in the last ten years or so? Coyle easily!! Don't get me wrong,if he comes back, he cant just swan back in but if he shows some humility and remorse and can get the fans and Board back on side why not?
turfmanphil
Your having a laugh tmp surely ;) he could never win over most fans and if that's the case it won't work, I am amazed he is the favourite for the job astounded even? cue 5,000 fans walking off or not even turning up, way off the mark in my opinion he won't be our next manager I will bet my ranch, home, dog and stead on it, second chance he blew his first one when he thought Bolton would be a better bet same goes for Davis too, he had his chance and left us in the crap and unforgivable, he has been found out and will jump ship again should we do well under him which is a serious doubt, think you may be in the minority on this and that speaks volumes.
8clarets8
Your having a laugh tmp surely ;) he could never win over most fans and if that's the case it won't work, I am amazed he is the favourite for the job astounded even? cue 5,000 fans walking off or not even turning up, way off the mark in my opinion he won't be our next manager I will bet my ranch, home, dog and stead on it, second chance he blew his first one when he thought Bolton would be a better bet same goes for Davis too, he had his chance and left us in the crap and unforgivable, he has been found out and will jump ship again should we do well under him which is a serious doubt, think you may be in the minority on this and that speaks volumes.
8clarets8
Obviously gonna split the fan base but our poll shows 50:50? I think many fans will think he's had his come-uppence and been sacked by Bolton so time to wipe the slate clean! Don't think it will happen mind you but it could be a shame
turfmanphil
Obviously gonna split the fan base but our poll shows 50:50? I think many fans will think he's had his come-uppence and been sacked by Bolton so time to wipe the slate clean! Don't think it will happen mind you but it could be a shame
turfmanphil
Polls, think Blackburn and Bolton fans played a part in that I suspect? 50-50 mwaaahhhh I can see where you are coming from, it's not happening for all the right reasons, many a Claret fans would think the same, we have to move on.
8clarets8
Polls, think Blackburn and Bolton fans played a part in that I suspect? 50-50 mwaaahhhh I can see where you are coming from, it's not happening for all the right reasons, many a Claret fans would think the same, we have to move on.
8clarets8
Mellon has yet to be tested. Sorry but couldn't face Coyle. Mick McCarthy was holding Wolves together - we saw what happened when he left. Maybe I'd give him my vote.
AndyHo
Mellon has yet to be tested. Sorry but couldn't face Coyle. Mick McCarthy was holding Wolves together - we saw what happened when he left. Maybe I'd give him my vote.
AndyHo
Lee Hoos (whose Baltimore Orioles lost the series decider last night to the Yankees, and who may not therefore be in the best mood, though he was was probably speaking before that loss) has been reported on the BBCwww as saying Coyle is not going to happen. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19933824. Time to move on.
Couch Potato
Lee Hoos (whose Baltimore Orioles lost the series decider last night to the Yankees, and who may not therefore be in the best mood, though he was was probably speaking before that loss) has been reported on the BBCwww as saying Coyle is not going to happen. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19933824. Time to move on.
Couch Potato
here's a name I would like to see attached to the managers job. How's about 'Arry Redknapp? Out of work and a tried and tested name with proven success!
CanadaClaret
here's a name I would like to see attached to the managers job. How's about 'Arry Redknapp? Out of work and a tried and tested name with proven success!
CanadaClaret
Redknapp NO CHANCE please do not even concider will want a big wage & will be in the similar vain to John Bond trust me on that
Albmaleaf claret
Redknapp NO CHANCE please do not even concider will want a big wage & will be in the similar vain to John Bond trust me on that
Albmaleaf claret
OK then Albmaleaf. How's about Di Canio or McCarthy?
CanadaClaret
OK then Albmaleaf. How's about Di Canio or McCarthy?
CanadaClaret
McCarthy WOULD BE MY PREFERED CHOICE GOOD MANAGER KEPT WOLVES IN THE PREMIERSHIP WITH NOTHING TO SPEND
Albmaleaf claret
McCarthy WOULD BE MY PREFERED CHOICE GOOD MANAGER KEPT WOLVES IN THE PREMIERSHIP WITH NOTHING TO SPEND
Albmaleaf claret
Owen Coyle achieved a play off place followed by a stroke of luck at Wembley, it was amazing to be a claret and have so much luck. We attacked teams without fear, we scored goals for fun, however, reality and fact has to play a part in the emotions. Fact we got promoted having Played 46 games scored 72 conceded 60, in the top 17 teams only Watford had a worse goals against column. Clearly defence was a problem area. Fast forward to the Prem League 82 conceded the most in the league, all Brian Law fault? Did Laws sell defenders or have to work with poor defenders? When Coyle left we were on a poor run and had stats of Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 11 goals For 24, goals against 43. He gave us something special and for that I am grateful, but his record and subsequent failure at a bigger club with better players means he can go and rot in Scotland..........
VinRogue
Owen Coyle achieved a play off place followed by a stroke of luck at Wembley, it was amazing to be a claret and have so much luck. We attacked teams without fear, we scored goals for fun, however, reality and fact has to play a part in the emotions. Fact we got promoted having Played 46 games scored 72 conceded 60, in the top 17 teams only Watford had a worse goals against column. Clearly defence was a problem area. Fast forward to the Prem League 82 conceded the most in the league, all Brian Law fault? Did Laws sell defenders or have to work with poor defenders? When Coyle left we were on a poor run and had stats of Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 11 goals For 24, goals against 43. He gave us something special and for that I am grateful, but his record and subsequent failure at a bigger club with better players means he can go and rot in Scotland..........
VinRogue
Fact is also Coyle was the first manager in 33 years to get this team playing in the top flight! I would not say either we were lucky to win at Wembley, we won it fair and square. Fact is also we wanted Coyle to STAY even in January! We would also probably have survived had he stayed by winning an extra game or two at home and even if we had subsequently been relegated we would have been £90 million better off due to an extra season in the Prem.
turfmanphil
Fact is also Coyle was the first manager in 33 years to get this team playing in the top flight! I would not say either we were lucky to win at Wembley, we won it fair and square. Fact is also we wanted Coyle to STAY even in January! We would also probably have survived had he stayed by winning an extra game or two at home and even if we had subsequently been relegated we would have been £90 million better off due to an extra season in the Prem.
turfmanphil
Phil - no disrespect but your pro-Coyle posts are not in the least bit persuasive. I think there are some decent candidates out there and it will be interesting who pitches up for the job. People who are crying out for experience I fear might be disappointed. I don't see us hiring a 'gravy train' kind of manager like Billy Davies or Phil Brown. One experienced manager who I do like and who plays the game the right way, is Danny Wilson. The Blades were desperately unlucky not to gain automatic promotion last season. Wilson was dealt the cruellest blow when his top scorer went to prison, and had that not happened, he'd have a 2nd promotion under his belt to go with getting Barnsley to the premier league in the past. Since returning to a decent job, his form is good and he's respected. Sheff Utd's finances do not make good reading and he has his work cut out there, though I could see him staying loyal to them and compo would perhaps rule him out. The Board backed Eddie and believed in his methods and my personal belief is that we'll be looking for someone in a similar vein to carry on the job. Michael Appleton's name interests me, he certainly seems to be highly regarded and has worked a minor miracle at portsmouth, who would have stayed up last season had it not been for a the 10-point deduction. As many people think we are now in a relegation battle, his short term record as a manager can be viewed positively (despite his low 'win ratio).
cubanclaret
Phil - no disrespect but your pro-Coyle posts are not in the least bit persuasive. I think there are some decent candidates out there and it will be interesting who pitches up for the job. People who are crying out for experience I fear might be disappointed. I don't see us hiring a 'gravy train' kind of manager like Billy Davies or Phil Brown. One experienced manager who I do like and who plays the game the right way, is Danny Wilson. The Blades were desperately unlucky not to gain automatic promotion last season. Wilson was dealt the cruellest blow when his top scorer went to prison, and had that not happened, he'd have a 2nd promotion under his belt to go with getting Barnsley to the premier league in the past. Since returning to a decent job, his form is good and he's respected. Sheff Utd's finances do not make good reading and he has his work cut out there, though I could see him staying loyal to them and compo would perhaps rule him out. The Board backed Eddie and believed in his methods and my personal belief is that we'll be looking for someone in a similar vein to carry on the job. Michael Appleton's name interests me, he certainly seems to be highly regarded and has worked a minor miracle at portsmouth, who would have stayed up last season had it not been for a the 10-point deduction. As many people think we are now in a relegation battle, his short term record as a manager can be viewed positively (despite his low 'win ratio).
cubanclaret
The only decent candidates out there will cost money..and that might even apply to Coyle now who knows..this totally unambitious club will plump for up and coming a la cheap, end of!! I would rather have Coyle than risk another Howe! And no disrespect but the anti-Coyle camp are not convincing me either nor it would seem the roughly 50% in the same camp. Danny Wilson..League 1? End of!!
turfmanphil
The only decent candidates out there will cost money..and that might even apply to Coyle now who knows..this totally unambitious club will plump for up and coming a la cheap, end of!! I would rather have Coyle than risk another Howe! And no disrespect but the anti-Coyle camp are not convincing me either nor it would seem the roughly 50% in the same camp. Danny Wilson..League 1? End of!!
turfmanphil
Owen Coyle was a lower division Scottish football manager when we took him, a standard that is undeniably lower than League 1. We'll see what happens Phil but I feel you will inevitably be disappointed, as always, with what the Board come up with.
cubanclaret
Owen Coyle was a lower division Scottish football manager when we took him, a standard that is undeniably lower than League 1. We'll see what happens Phil but I feel you will inevitably be disappointed, as always, with what the Board come up with.
cubanclaret
Does lightening never strike twice? If it does than there is an equal argument for bringing back Coyle as there is for a lower league manager so yes we shall see and yes you are probably right the Board will once again let us down through lack of ambition.
turfmanphil
Does lightening never strike twice? If it does than there is an equal argument for bringing back Coyle as there is for a lower league manager so yes we shall see and yes you are probably right the Board will once again let us down through lack of ambition.
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Point at Palace but Penalty Paid! (Monday September 15 2014)

Clarets Target Crystal Clear at Palace! (Thursday September 11 2014)

Burnley X-Files: Old Loans, New Clubs! (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Would Coyle Like Tangerines? (Monday September 8 2014)

Rumour Mill-Koby Arthur, Brum Brum! (Monday September 8 2014)

Just the Ticket-In the Foxes Lair! (Friday September 5 2014)

Dyche Names His 24! (Thursday September 4 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion.
» Spurs : 20/09/2014 08:36:00
NUFC v Hull Review
» Newcastle : 20/09/2014 08:03:00
City Should've Been Striped of Titles - Mourinho
» Chelsea : 20/09/2014 07:29:00
We Need To Manage Games Better
» Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
» Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many points from next five games?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
13-15 2%
10-12 6%
7-9 68%
4-6 6%
0-3 18%