Coyle sacked by Bolton

Bolton Wanderers have decided the time is right to part company with manager Owen Coyle in order to get back on track for their season’s target – they are now 14/1 to win the Championship with Betfred.

The Trotters have endured a disappointing start to the season following their relegation from the Premier League and Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Millwall – who moved up to 20th as a result – leaves the club in 18th place in the table, just three points above the relegation zone.

Injuries have not helped the cause and it is worth point out that Bolton are only six points off the play-off places (Bolton 9/2 to be promoted) but chairman Phil Gartside feels he had to act now to try and ensure the club gets back to where they should be.

Gartside told the club’s official website: “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.”

Bolton have won just three of their opening 10 games this season as well as succumbing to Crawley in the Capital One Cup and will hope to get back to winning ways when they host Bristol City following the international break, before successive away trips to Wolves and Middlesbrough.

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