Davies Expecting Coyle Rumours

  • January 24, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton captain Kevin Davies admits speculation linking manager Owen Coyle with a move away from the club does not distract the players.

Since taking over from Gary Megson in January of last year, Coyle has earned a reputation as one of the top young British managers around.

Following Roy Hodgson's sacking as Liverpool boss earlier this month, the Trotters chief has been linked with a summer move to Anfield, but Davies insists the players simply ignore the speculation and get on with their jobs.

"The speculation doesn't distract us one little bit because it happens with managers like it happens with players," Davies told The Bolton News.

"Owen Coyle has been very successful in his managerial career so far, and I am sure that there will be clubs looking at him because he's very good at what he does.

"But I think he's really happy here, he knows he's got a good set of players and he enjoys working with them.

"Hopefully we can hold on to him for a while - he can have some success with this team. He is such a positive person, so competitive and a real winner.

"He wants to win at table tennis, head tennis, all the little competitions we have during the week. That rubs off on players. He wants us to be winners."

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