We think Bolton’s Owen Coyle could well become one of the top managers in the Premier League.
Owen Coyle – big admirer of Chris Hughton
And certainly since taking up a management position at Burnley in 2007, he’s certainly done very well managing both Burnley and now Bolton, which is a a club he played for in his playing career.
And we watched the video of Owen talking before today’s game with Newcastle, and he’s certainly an interesting character, and seems to talk a lot of common sense, and seems also a big admirer of Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, for what he’s done over the last 16 months for the Magpies.
And as well as Owen thinking that it was Chris Hughton who picked the club off its knees in the summer of 2009, Coyle also thinks it would be best for both the Tyneside club and Chris to get the Londoner signed to a good long term contract at Newcastle. We have to agree with that.
This is what Owen said:
“The situation arose where he was given the opportunity, but he has earned everything he has got to this point,”
“The sooner that contract situation is sorted out the better because they run the risk of losing him because of the quality he has.”
“There is no doubt in my mind that he is desperate to stay at Newcastle because of the size of the club, the job he has done and the group of players he has.”
“So the sooner they sort that, the better.”
In the longer interview Owen is even more complimentary of Chris and thinks the Newcastle side have been like a breath of fresh air in the Premier League this season.
Now you know at least one reason why we think he’s a really good guy. 😀