Former Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle has left his position as manager of Scottish Premiership club Ross County according to The Staggies’ official website.

The 51-year-old Scot only took the job at the end of September but has been unable to prevent the Dingwall-based club from propping up the Scottish Premiership table.

Coyle has now announced that he has made the decision to resign from his post with The Staggies and has hinted that he is likely to return to the English game in the near future with his family currently living south of the border.

The former striker has spent a large chunk of his managerial career working in the Sky Bet Championship with the likes of Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers. Coyle was a Sky Bet Championship Play-Off winner with Burnley in 2008/2009 but has failed to reach the same heights with the other English clubs which he has managed.

The Scot’s longest spell with a club in England came at Bolton Wanderers where he spent 33 months. Coyle took charge of The Trotters on 126 occasions, winning 42 of those matches.

Coyle left his last English employer, Blackburn Rovers 12 months ago with the Lancashire club in serious relegation trouble, a battle which they would eventually lose.


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