Saturday, 24th May, 2014

Former Bolton and Wigan manager Owen Coyle admits Celtic are his team, but has sought to downplay his chances of taking over at the Scottish champions.

Celtic are searching for a new manager following Neil Lennon's decision to quit his post after four years, the Northern Irishman wanting to continue his career in England.

Coyle, who was sacked by Wigan in December, is open to the switch and readily admits he classes the Glasgow giants as his club.

"Glasgow Celtic are a global club, there's no doubt about that – and of course it's a marvellous job", the 47-year-old was quoted as saying by the BBC.


"Like anything else, the bookies' [odds] change very quickly. I don't think I was the favourite yesterday.

"I think people put two and two together.

"The bottom line is that it is well-documented that Celtic are my team and that will never ever change."

Coyle, a former striker, spent most of his playing career in Scottish football, taking in notable spells with Dundee United, Motherwell and Dunfermline Athletic.

He also began his managerial career in Scotland, taking charge of Falkirk and then St. Johnestone.

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