Coyle explains Clarets exit

Former Burnley manager Owen Coyle has admitted that he left the Clarets to join Bolton Wanderers due to worries over the club's financial plans.

Coyle exited Turf Moor in early January, concerned that the Clarets would be unable to make further progress – a point which proved to be salient as Burnley suffered relegation straight back to the Championship.

Coyle said:"The plan put in place at Burnley was the right plan for that football club financially, because in the season where we came up, there were two or three occasions where it was tight paying salaries.

"The cup runs we had helped us, but the chairman (Barry Kilby) and director (Brendan Flood) poured in a lot of their own personal money – and at a huge risk they might not get it back.

"So the plan Burnley had was the right plan for Burnley, but not the right plan for us, in terms of development and how hard we'd worked to get to the Premier League.

"We worked as hard we could as staff to get to the Premier League, but accepted the club could go no further in terms of finance."

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