Owen Coyle interested in the job at Wolves

Owen Coyle has apparently thrown his hat into the ring as a contender for the role of Wolves’ new head coach.

The former Burnley and Bolton manager is said to be relishing the chance to rebuild Wolves’ battered reputation following their back to back relegations. 

Coyle, who left Bolton last October, believed he had a strong chance of an early return to management in January when Stale Solbakken was sacked, only for Dean Saunders to get the job instead.

Coyle won’t be put off by the fact that Wolves start next season in League One as he is capable of following in Southampton’s and Norwich’s footsteps by winning back to back promotions. 

Coyle is no stranger to taking a team up after leading Burnley into the Premier League on a shoestring budget playing attractive football.

He also proved he can attract and enhance talented young players with his ‘finishing school’ at Bolton, by taking future England internationals Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge on season-long loans and improving them.

And his desire to return to management at Wolves appears to meet with the approval of the Molineux masses. The 46-year-old is thought to be the overwhelming choice of fans to succeed Saunders in the hotseat.

Kenny Jackett, Paul Ince and MK Dons boss Karl Robinson have all been linked with the job.