Former Bolton Boss Coyle Described as 'Hopeless'

  • May 15, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has been described as 'hopeless' by Ross County forward Michael Gardyne.

Coyle, who was in charge of Wanderers between January 2010 and October 2012, endured a miserable six-month reign at County this season, being dismissed in March, as they went on to suffer relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

Gardyne, who scored three goals in 39 appearances for the Staggies this term, says players must take their share of the blame for the club's plight, whilst also taking a swipe at Coyle's 'cakes and Irn-Bru' training methods.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Gardyne said: "The first sacking of Jim McIntyre was maybe a bit unfair then Coyle came in. Hopeless.

"It was all right for a couple of games and then we didn't work on enough things to prepare for games.

"We were training for cakes and Irn-Bru every day when we needed to be preparing for big games in the Premiership.

"I've spoken to a couple of people I knew he had at Burnley and they said they had seven or eight captains in their team that got them through.

"His track record wasn't great. He had a couple of relegations under his belt. But I don't want to bad-mouth him too much because it's all about the players. We need to look at ourselves as well."

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