UK time is: 03:30:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Coyle making way for Reid?

St Johnstone have rejected a request from the Clarets to talk to Owen Coyle about the managerial vacancy at Turf Moor.

A official statement said: 'Compensation was offered if it transpired Mr Coyle was later appointed as Burnley manager.

'However, permission to negotiate has currently been refused and the two clubs are unable to reach agreement.'

St Johnstone confirmed Burnley chairman Barry Kilby had been refused permission to talk to 41-year old Coyle.The Scottish club said in a statement:

'Prior to permission being given, St Johnstone sought to agree a compensation figure particularly as Owen's contract was extended in the summer to 31 May, 2010,'

'The figure offered by Burnley FC fell far below St Johnstone's valuation of Owen.

'St Johnstone FC does not wish to impede Owen's progress but Burnley's offer proves that their value is much lower than ours.'

It remains to be seen whether this is the end of the matter with wild speculation doing the rounds at the moment that Butnley may be tempted to go with Pater Reid instead, possibly even with Adrian Heath making a return to Turf Moor as his assistant. That would be controversial, but Peter Reid is actually my pick of the bunch assuming we cant get Jewell. I beleive we need someone who has experience of getting teams out of the Premiership, and he certainly proved that at Sunderland with two promotions to the top flight with a bit of yo-yoing thrown in. He also managed two consecutive seasons in 7th place in the top flight before things went a bit pear-shaped after 2002. His last 18 months at Sunderland plus spells at Leeds and Coventry have been less than impressive and he has spent the last few seasons as a TV pundit mainly on Sky Sports




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

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 20 2007

Time: 6:21PM

Your Comments

Dont Reid anything into this,its gonna be Coyle!
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Rumour Mill-Amoebi a Claret Soon? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Dyche on the Up! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Wigan Wopped, Burnley Are Going Up! (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Rumour Mill-Arsenal Want Trippier! (Sunday April 20 2014)

Burnley Win But No Blackpool Rock! (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 44 29 9 6 +37 96
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 +34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 +30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 +15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 +15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 +12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 +12 66

Breaking League News

McAllister Not Ready To Hang His Boots Up Yet
Yeovil : 24/04/2014 23:11:00
Boss takes blame
Middlesbrough : 24/04/2014 22:49:00
Pearson - Now For 100 Points
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:44:00
Schmeichel - End The Season Like Champions
Leicester City : 24/04/2014 22:32:00
Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Be Honest! Who Thought at Start of Season We Could Go Up Automatically?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
I did! 8%
I did not! 92%