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Latics Boss - The Candidates - Coyle And McClaren

Latics Boss - The Candidates - Coyle And McClaren



Dave Whelan is back in Gods land following his trip south these past few days, now his focus will be firmly on the candidates list for the vacant managers post at the Latics, with speculation mounting as to whom will be moving into the hot seat at the DW Stadium, I thought it might be a good time to once again refresh ourselves with some of those in line and their chances of becoming our next boss

Over the next couple of days we'll take a look at some of the front runners, Rene Meulensteen , Gus Poyet and Karl Robinson have already been under the spotlight, now it's the turn of Steve McClaren and Owen Coyle:

Steve McClaren

The 52 year old is an Ex-England manager, though we shouldn't hold that against him, who had a less than illustrious playing career, but made his mark on the coaching side of the game, working initially with Denis Smith at both Oxford United and Derby County before moving to Manchester United to be assistant to Alex Ferguson.

McClaren actually won promotion from what is now the Championship to the Premier League, as assistant manager to Smith with Derby County in the 1995/96 season

In more recent times, following a very successful stint with Middlesbrough and a less than successful one with England, McClaren has managed FC Twente to the Dutch title, had a spell in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg which didn't work out, McClaren was sacked after 10 months in charge, he also lasted just 10 weeks at Nottingham Forest at the start of last season before leaving, claiming that the board weren't backing him

A highly respected coach and he is thought to be on the short list, whether he would be successful at the Latics is something that would be considered a gamble following both the Forest and Wolfsburg stints, which is what the appointment of any new manager will be, but he does have good credentials

Not my first choice but I wouldn't be too disappointed if he did get the job

Owen Coyle

As a player Coyle had more clubs than Tiger Woods, the majority of which were in Scotland, with our local neighbours Bolton Wanderers being the exception, but it was in management that the 46 year old made his mark

After successful stints with both Falkirk and St Johnstone north of the border, Coyle was tempted south by Championship club Burnley where he excelled in fairness. Promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs and a League Cup semi-final where they were desperately unlucky not to have defeated Spurs

Next for Coyle was Bolton, taking over from Gary Megson in January 2010 with the club in danger of relegation, he met his objective keeping the Wanderers Premier League status was achieved with relative comfort.

In 2011/12 Bolton were relegated on the final day of the season, a majority of Wanderers fans blamed Coyle for his 'lack of tactical nous' and 'ability to change' when games weren't going well, though in fairness Bolton did have a crippling injury list that season

Coyle was sacked by Bolton in October 2012 after the club had made an average start to the new season winning three and losing three of their opening six games

Not my choice but I know people who rate him highly, we'll see

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday June 9 2013
Time: 12:30PM

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Not sure but Coyle not for me, McClaren a risk but I'd take him
worbo
09/06/2013 12:34:00
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I doubt Coyle would be popular with our fans because he's an ex Bolton manager. McClaren isn't my first choice but I wouldn't be too disappointed if he got the job.
ere_Wigin
10/06/2013 09:07:00
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