Coyle cools Bolton speculation

Burnley manager Owen Coyle has no interest in leaving Turf Moor to become Gary Megson's successor at Bolton Wanderers.

Coyle spent part of his playing career with the Trotters but is happy with his current job in charge of the Clarets.

He said:"It is a fantastic job for someone out there but my focus is on doing the best against MK Dons this weekend.

"I have had speculation time and time again but, as always, I am concentrating on the job in hand."

Meanwhile, joint Bolton caretaker manager Chris Evans does not want the Reebok Stadium job on a permanent basis.

Evans and head coach Steve Wigley are taking charge of the side for the weekend FA Cup third round clash with Lincoln City.

Evans said:"I will not be applying for this job. I have no intention of being the manager of Bolton Wanderers. But equally I would like to feel I am professional enough to do the best possible job I can during the time given to me.

"Steve and I come from similar backgrounds and have similar ideas. We have work to do and will continue to do that as best we can.

"I am surprised to be in this position. Gary called me yesterday with the news. I am disappointed as well as he gave me an opportunity to come here. But the decision was made by people over and above us.

"The issues with regards to the fans does not help. But now is the time to look forward. I have a professional job to do. I am under contract and will do whatever job is asked of me to the best of my ability.

"The remit we have is that we act in the best interests of the club until a new manager comes in so we are well prepared for each game."

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