Bolton Wanderers manager ignoring talk of getting the sack

Owen Coyle’s Bolton side might be sitting bottom of the Premier League after managing just nine points this season, although the Scot claims he has not considered getting dismissed from his post at the Reebok Stadium. Coyle could do no wrong for the large part of last season, although a 5-0 defeat in the FA Cup semi-final against Stoke saw…

Owen Coyle’s Bolton side might be sitting bottom of the Premier League after managing just nine points this season, although the Scot claims he has not considered getting dismissed from his post at the Reebok Stadium.

Coyle could do no wrong for the large part of last season, although a 5-0 defeat in the FA Cup semi-final against Stoke saw confidence levels drop and even an opening day 4-0 win at QPR seemed to be a false dawn considering that every other game bar two have been lost.

Even so, the Wanderers manager is not concerned about speculation over his position and Coyle is looking ahead to Tuesday’s showdown at Blackburn which is an opportunity for his side to get off the bottom of the table.

“It (the sack) is news to me but that is the nature of football,” said the Scot.

“Everyone has an opinion and loves a negative story.

“It doesn’t faze me. Whatever ultimately happens to you in life will happen.

“We all have jobs to do and as long as no-one gets personal about anyone at my club we will not have a problem about that.

“Have your opinion, call it any way you like but it doesn’t faze me.

“But what I do know is by going and winning points you can turn that opinion very quickly.

“I think it is fair to say it is a huge game.

“There is no getting away from it because when you are on a disappointing run like we have been on when those opportunities pass you by the next game becomes greater.

“Because of the circumstances of both clubs there is no doubt this is the biggest game of the season – absolutely.

“But we also know it could be the platform and catalyst for us to pick up points and move forward and start moving up the league.

“It is a great opportunity as far as I am concerned.”

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